ERIC Number: ED044594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
"Everyone Has the Right to Read."
Ghan, Bill, Ed.; Mocker, Donald W., Ed.
This document includes five papers on teaching reading skills to illiterate adults. The first discusses the stages of development in acquiring reading skills--introduction, application, and mastery; and suggests two steps which should be taken with reference to reading instruction for illiterate adults--sub groups within the target population (Indians, Negroes, etc.) must be described and defined, and a set of adult criterion education tasks must be identified. The second discusses studies which have been made of several literacy programs; attached is a bibliography and a detailed listing of objectives at five reading levels in teaching vocabulary, comprehension, and study skills. The third paper discusses determining reading levels of adult students and the problems of testing. Another describes an adult education approach to reading instruction, including a controlled environment, meeting basic needs, prevention of any failure, and an approach which is relevant to adult experience. The final paper covers the selection and use of adult reading materials. (EB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City.; Missouri Univ., Kansas City.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Papers presented at the Adult Basic Education Conference, Jefferson City, Missouri, August 13-14, 1970