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The Learning Conference 2003

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Lend a Helping Hand: Pre-Professional Teachers Tutoring

Dr Joyce Armstrong.

A central goal in teacher preparation is the cultivation of a professional who sets goals, analyzes teaching practices, and modifies goals to meet the needs of the student. This practice is essential in literacy instruction. Service learning facilitates this when the pre-professional teacher assists elementary students in reading. By involving college age students in the tutoring of elementary students the younger children develop role models and improve reading skills.


Dr Joyce Armstrong  (United States)
Director of Graduate Programs in Reading/ Professor
King's College

Dr. Armstrong has been associated with King's College for two years. She is currently teaching graduate classes in Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties, Developmental Reading and Portfolio Assessment. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. She has been the District Reading Specialist for two school districts in MA and CT. Her current interests include promoting diversity within children's literature and service learning.

  • Service learning
  • Tutoring
  • Literacy

(30 min Conference Paper, English)