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3. The knowledge and skills that educators need

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Last updated 26 October 2012 15:29 by NZTecAdmin

  • Educators working with adults at entry-level need a particular set of knowledge and skills. This includes:
  • knowledge of the reading process and how this is developed, i.e.
    –understanding what happens when we read
    –understanding how the different reading components develop as readers gain expertise
  • knowing how to assess learners’ reading knowledge and skills in order to establish learning goals
  • knowledge of the characteristics of text – in particular, those that afford optimum opportunities for teaching and practice at this level
  • a repertoire of instructional strategies that can be used for specific purposes


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