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ERIC Number: ED001069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 30
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READING--LARGE ISSUES, SPECIFIC PROBLEMS, AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS.
COHEN, S. ALAN
THERE IS A SERIOUS INCONSISTENCY BETWEEN WHAT SCHOOLS SAY THEY WANT TO DO AND WHAT THE SCHOOLS ARE IN FACT DOING. THE METHODOLOGY OF THE WORLD OF SCHOOL IS BEGINNING TO PARALLEL HEARTLESS BUSINESS AND HUMANLESS TECHNOLOGY. IN AN ATTEMPT TO AFFECT A MEANS OF EDUCATION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING SUCKED INTO A DEPERSONALIZING SOCIETY, THE ISSUE OF THE EDUCATOR'S ROLE, PROBLEMS OF METHODOLOGY, AND GUIDELINES FOR ACTION ARE DISCUSSED. THE CORE FUNCTION OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND CLASSROOM TEACHING IS TO INCREASE THE QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF LEARNING. THREE SPECIFIC PROBLEMS FACE EDUCATORS WHO ATTEMPT TO CARRY OUT THIS PRIME RESPONSIBILITY. FIRST, THE PROBLEM OF EDUCATING INDIVIDUALS WITHIN A SYSTEM OF UNIVERSAL SCHOOLING MUST BE SOLVED. THIS INVOLVES ADJUSTING THE LEVELS OF INSTRUCTION TO LEVELS OF CAPACITIES AND ADJUSTING SPEED OF TEACHING TO RATE OF LEARNING. THE SECOND PROBLEM INVOLVES REFINING METHODOLOGY TO INCREASE QUALITY. THIS MEANS THAT SCHOOLS MUST NOT NEGLECT THE TEACHING OF DEMOCRACY, RESPECT FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, AND A SENSE OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. THE THIRD PROBLEM IS IN HAVING EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES KEEP PACE WITH EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH. AS A MAJOR GUIDELINE FOR INCREASING THE QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF LEARNING, THIS PAPER EMPHASIZES THE INDIVIDUALIZATION OF INSTRUCTION. A MODEL PROGRAM FOR THE TEACHING OF READING IS SKETCHED AND THE TEACHER'S ROLE IN RELATION TO THIS PROGRAM IS REDEFINED.
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Authoring Institution: Mobilization for Youth, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (New York)