Teaching Teachers How to Reach the Reluctant Reader through Multimedia
peggie price, lawrence Baines, texas tech university, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-44-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
During fall 2001, a cohort of prospective teachers worked with reluctant readers (students who are at least two grade levels behind in reading proficiency) in local schools. These prospective teachers experimented with traditional reading strategies as well as some promising, new multimedia approaches with the goal of enhancing the reading and writing skills of reluctant readers. Although these graduate students were knowledgeable and enthusiastic about multimedia approaches, they found classroom environments in local schools hostile to technology. In general, classrooms lacked any sort of technological infrastructure, teachers exhibited openly negative attitudes towards technology, and there was no support for innovative approaches to teaching reluctant readers. Surprisingly, half of the cooperating teachers were philosophically opposed to individualization, and forbade students from working with reluctant readers at all.
price, p. & Baines, l. (2002). Teaching Teachers How to Reach the Reluctant Reader through Multimedia. In D. Willis, J. Price & N. Davis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2002--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1872-1876). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).