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ERIC Number: ED016591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Pages: 8
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Reference Count: 0
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PARENT-LEVEL ANSWERS--READING IN THE PTA STUDY PROGRAM.
GRIFFIN, AILEEN
PARENTS OFTEN ASK HOW THEIR CHILDREN ARE BEING TAUGHT TO READ AND WHY READING IS TAUGHT AS IT IS. THIS PAPER REPORTS HOW SOME PTA STUDY SESSIONS IN DALLAS, TEXAS, GAVE PARENT-LEVEL ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON READING INSTRUCTION WHILE DEVELOPING POSITIVE PARENT-TEACHER RELATIONSHIPS. A SERIES OF PTA SCHOOL-STUDY EVENINGS CONSISTING OF 45-MINUTE SESSIONS DURING WHICH PARENTS, POSING AS PUPILS, LEARNED HOW TEACHERS DIRECT READING ACTIVITIES. THESE SESSIONS WERE EXTENDED TO OTHER AREAS OF THE CURRICULUM TO MAKE PARENTS AWARE OF THE BREADTH OF DEVELOPMENTAL LEARNING AND THE RANGE OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS AND OTHER READING RESOURCES. ANOTHER PTA INSERVICE SESSION ATTEMPTED TO ANSWER PARENTS' QUESTIONS ABOUT CHILDREN'S BOOKS THROUGH A BOOK FAIR. OTHER WAYS OF INFORMING PARENTS ABOUT READING INSTRUCTION ARE SELF-LEARNING EXPERIENCES, EVENING CLASSES FOR ADULT NONREADERS, LIBRARY PROJECTS, GROUP SESSIONS WITH PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH READING PROBLEMS, OBSERVATION OF CLASSES, AND TELEVISED PROGRAMS FOR THOSE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE STUDY SESSIONS. SEVERAL BOOKS ARE CITED WHICH PROVIDE ANSWERS TO PARENTS' QUESTIONS ON READING INSTRUCTION. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH CONFERENCE (HONOLULU, NOVEMBER 23-25, 1967). (NS)
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