Literacy Attitudes, Habits and Achievements of Future Teachers

Aug. 15, 2010

Source: Journal of Education for Teaching, Volume 36, Issue 3, p. 291 – 302. (August 2010).

Pre-service teachers' reading habits and their literacy abilities affect their views toward teaching reading and writing and how they implement literacy instruction.

This study examined the relationship between the past and current reading habits of
pre-service teachers in relation to their reading and writing abilities.

Participating teacher candidates completed a questionnaire regarding their reading habits, completed two reading comprehension components of the Nelson-Denny Reading Test and provided a writing sample.

Teacher candidates who received higher scores on the comprehension subtest of the Nelson-Denny Reading Test recalled a higher degree of early school emphasis on enjoying stories and mastering reading skills, frequent childhood visits to the library, frequently being read to as a child and a higher degree of enjoyment associated with reading.

Updated: Dec. 26, 2010