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ERIC Number: ED020868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Pages: 12
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READING INSTRUCTION IN THE 1970'S FOR MEGALOPOLIS OR CENTER CITY.
SHELDON, WILLIAM D.
THE EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS IN THE MOBILE SUBURBS (THE MEGALOPOLIS) ARE AS SERIOUS IN MAGNITUDE AND TOTAL EFFECT AS THOSE OF THE MUCH PUBLICIZED CENTER CITY. BECAUSE OF THE MOBILITY AND THE HETEROGENIETY OF THESE AREAS, MANY STUDENTS RECEIVE INADEQUATE EDUCATION AND ENTER SOCIETY AS SEMILITERATES. AN ANALYSIS OF CENTERVILLE, A TYPICAL MAGALOPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT, REVEALED THAT CHILDREN LACKING IN BASIC SKILLS OFTEN ENTERED NEW SCHOOLS. THE SUCCESS OF REMEDIAL WORK VARIED WIDELY, AND, FREQUENTLY, SOCIAL, BEHAVIORAL, AND ACADEMIC PROBLEMS RESULTED. MARKED BY TRANSIENCY, INADEQUATE READING, EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS, AND SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, MANY STUDENTS BECAME DROPOUTS. THE MEGALOPOLITAN DROPOUT RATE OFTEN EQUALED THAT OF CENTER CITIES. A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM EMPHASIZES A JUNIOR HIGH PROGRAM TO DEVELOP LITERACY AND PROPOSES MAJOR EXPENDITURES AT THE PRIMARY LEVEL TO ACHIEVE A TEACHER-PUPIL RATIO CONDUCIVE TO INDIVIDUAL STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE (BOSTON, APRIL 24-27, 1968). (BS)
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