What Do Preservice Teachers from the USA and the UK Know about Dyslexia? Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The purpose of the study was to examine the knowledge base of preservice teachers from the USA and the UK of dyslexia as a language-based learning disability. A survey (both US and UK versions) was constructed using current research-based understandings of dyslexia as a language-based learning disability. One hundred and one preservice teachers from the USA and 70 preservice teachers from the UK were administered the survey. Results indicated that participants in the two groups demonstrated some similar accurate knowledge about dyslexia as well as displaying some common misunderstandings about dyslexia. Recommendations concerning preservice teacher preparation and professional development for in-service teachers about dyslexia as well as future research directions are discussed.

altmetric score

  • 19.1

author list (cited authors)

  • Washburn, E. K., Binksā€Cantrell, E. S., & Joshi, R. M.

citation count

  • 35

publication date

  • August 2013

publisher