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ERIC Number: ED025380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Pages: 17
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Is the Reading Instruction That We Are Providing the Disadvantaged Adequate?
Lloyd, Helene M.
Though the reading instruction programs for disadvantaged children are making progress, they are not accomplishing their goal to eliminate the progressively wider gap in reading achievement between socially and economically deprived youngsters and those belonging to the average middle-class group. The following are reasons for this failure to teach reading effectively to the disadvantaged: (1) stimulus deprivation and environmental disadvantage, (2) inadequate preparation of teachers and supervisors, (3) large classes organized in a tight structure, (4) lack of clinical diagnosis and corrective treatment of reading disabilities, (5) lack of adequate parent-community involvement in the reading program, and (6) lack of new tools for the evaluation of reading progress. There is no one solution to the problem, but among possible remedies are the expansion of the prekindergarten program with adequate followthrough, the planning of a sequential developmental reading program with staff involvement, the reduction of class size and teaching range, the organization of preservice and inservice training courses for teachers and supervisors, and greater parent-community involvement. References are included. (WL)
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Note: Paper presented at International Reading Association conference, Boston, Mass., April 24-27, 1968.