HomeThe RAP Journalvol. 34 no. 1 (2011)

TPD: Frameworks and Standards for the Preparation of Reading Teachers

Nemah N. Hermosa

Discipline: Reading, Literacy Education



This paper describes several frameworks for the professional development of reading teachers, from a generic model like the National Competency-Based Teacher Standards developed for Filipino teachers to models that are more specific to the teaching of reading. The latter includes the Standards for Reading professionals developed by the International Reading Association and the report of a sub-committee of National Academy of Education’s Committee on Teacher Education that focused on knowledge to support the teaching of reading. Some recommendations for teacher educators are given.