Phonics is the basis upon which the English-speaking world learns to read. Students learn phonics in early elementary school to learn to read; therefore, teachers need to have a working knowledge of phonics with which to instruct their students. However, a report by the United States Department of Education found that few preservice teachers were competent in phonics. Liberty University, which teaches phonics as part of its teacher education program, has conducted a study on the level of knowledge demonstrated by the preservice teachers upon completion of the phonics course. The Liberty University students’ scores compared favorably with the national average as reported by the United States Department of Education.
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McCoy, Rosalyn (2017) "Phonics Preparation in Teacher Education Programs" The Kabod 3( 3 (2017)), Article 7. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/kabod/vol3/iss3/7
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