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Washburn, Erin K.; Binks-Cantrell, Emily S.; Joshi, R. Malatesha; Martin-Chang, Sandra; Arrow, Alison – Annals of Dyslexia, 2016
The present study examined preservice teachers' (PSTs) knowledge of basic language constructs across four different English-speaking teacher preparations programs. A standardized survey was administered to participants from Canada (n = 80), England (n = 55), New Zealand (n = 26), and the USA (n = 118). All participants were enrolled in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Level, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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Aro, Mikko; Björn, Piia Maria – Annals of Dyslexia, 2016
The aim of the study was to explore the Finnish preservice and inservice teachers' knowledge of language constructs relevant for literacy acquisition. A total of 150 preservice teachers and 74 inservice teachers participated in the study by filling out a questionnaire that assessed self-perceived expertise in reading instruction, knowledge of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Knowledge Level, Preservice Teachers
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Purvis, Caralyn J.; McNeill, Brigid C.; Everatt, John – Annals of Dyslexia, 2016
Low metalinguistic knowledge of pre-service and in-service teachers is likely to restrict the provision of evidence-based literacy instruction in the classroom. Despite such concerns, relatively few studies have examined the effects of teacher preparation coursework in building pre-service teachers' language structure knowledge. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Metalinguistics, Literacy Education
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Soriano-Ferrer, Manuel; Echegaray-Bengoa, Joyce; Joshi, R. Malathesa – Annals of Dyslexia, 2016
The present study investigated knowledge, misconceptions, and lack of information about dyslexia among pre-service (PST) and in-service (IST) Spanish-speaking teachers in Spain and Peru. Two hundred and forty-six pre-service teachers and 267 in-service teachers completed the Knowledge and Beliefs about Developmental Dyslexia Scale (KBDDS).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spanish, Dyslexia, Preservice Teachers
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Martinussen, Rhonda; Ferrari, Julia; Aitken, Madison; Willows, Dale – Annals of Dyslexia, 2015
This study examined the relations among perceived and actual knowledge of phonemic awareness (PA), exposure to PA instruction during practicum, and self-efficacy for teaching PA in a sample of 54 teacher candidates (TCs) enrolled in a 1-year Bachelor of Education program in a Canadian university. It also assessed the effects of a brief…
Descriptors: Phonemic Awareness, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students
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Tamboer, Peter; Vorst, Harrie C. M.; Oort, Frans J. – Annals of Dyslexia, 2014
Methods for identifying dyslexia in adults vary widely between studies. Researchers have to decide how many tests to use, which tests are considered to be the most reliable, and how to determine cut-off scores. The aim of this study was to develop an objective and powerful method for diagnosing dyslexia. We took various methodological measures,…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Foreign Countries, Adults, College Students
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Woodcock, Stuart; Vialle, Wilma – Annals of Dyslexia, 2011
While claims of the importance of attribution theory and teachers' expectations of students for student performance are repeatedly made, there is little comprehensive research identifying the perceptions preservice teachers have of students with learning disabilities (LD). Accordingly, 444 Australian preservice primary school teachers were…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Learning Disabilities
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Au, Agnes; Lovegrove, William – Annals of Dyslexia, 2006
Using normal adult readers, this study examined the relative involvement of magnocellular and parvocellular processes in reading English phonologically regular pseudowords and irregular words presented in isolation and in contiguity from left to right. The data showed that a low temporal frequency visual measure that implied more parvocellular…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, College Students, Visual Discrimination, Visual Perception