ERIC Number: ED024448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May-20
Reference Count: 0
Elementary Education Responds to a Changing Society; Books in the Tri-School.
Cazden, Courtney B.
Projections into the future of schools which are divided into literary programs, laboratories, and community seminars reflect modern trends in education. Specialized books are being demanded in individual instruction, either through homogeneous grouping or programed instruction (literacy programs). In greater demand are libraries with independent study programs (laboratories) and with the new idea of a dual curriculum of content and structure. In addition, books which reflect a changing society and build a "sense of community" are needed. Finally, nonprofessional personnel are in greater demand to help use books and share their experiences with the children (community seminars). Books used in language enrichment programs are of the widest variety to provide students with many stimuli. With the increase in personnel, teacher's aides can give children the experience of being read to on an individual basis, and children can enjoy a warm relationship between books and people. Also teacher's aides free the teacher to concentrate on specific problems. References are included. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Book Council, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Note: This paper is an address to the conference on "Children and Books in a Changing World" at Tarrytown, N.Y., May 19-20, 1966.