ERIC Number: ED027162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Reading Instruction: An International Forum. Proceedings of the First World Congress on Reading Held at UNESCO House, Paris, France, August 8-9, 1966.
Jenkinson, Marion D., Ed.
Participants in this conference represented France, Canada, the United States, Denmark, Japan, the United Kingdom, Austria, Norway, Germany, Sweden, Australia, Egypt, India, Israel, Ireland, and Brazil. Each of the 33 articles is printed in the language in which it was delivered (English except for two articles), and each is preceded by short abstracts in English, French, and German. Two introductory articles discuss the future of reading and reading as a world problem. The remainder of the presentations are classified under the following headings: the scope of reading, the concept of reading readiness, developing competence in reading comprehension, provisions made for children who have difficulties in reading, approaches to beginning reading, the perceptual bases of reading, the relationship between systems of writing and the teaching of reading, provision of reading materials, the teaching of reading in a second language, promoting literacy, assessing progress in reading, and the psychological bases of reading. In developing the program, the committee tried to balance topics which suggested the current status of reading in various countries with facets of the reading processes about which there might be divergent opinions. References are included after individual articles. (CM)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, International Education, Literacy, Perceptual Development, Reading Comprehension, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Difficulty, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Readiness, Second Language Learning, Writing (Composition)
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Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.