ERIC Number: ED048995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Right to Read: A Progress Report.
Hamblet, Julia E.
The first year of The National Right to Read Effort, which was proposed as a coordinated endeavor to make it possible for all students to attain the skills and desire necessary to read to the limits of their capability, was a year of planning. The National Reading Council was formed in order to mobilize and coordinate the skills and resources of the communication media, business, labor, and the general public. Planning efforts were undertaken at both the state and the Federal levels. Using the Convergence Technique originally developed for biomedical research and development problems, an organization chart for the 10-year National Right to Read Effort was developed. It provided for the following three major areas of activities: (1) Reading Progress Activities which are to lead to the development, dissemination, and adoption of effective instructional systems and goal achievement measurement; (2) Information and Coordination Activities which keep channels of communication open between the public, educators, local, state, and federal agencies, and national coordinators; and (3) Complementary Activities proposed for increasing the probability of achieving the goal and reducing the cost. A number of first-year activities have been carried out, and it would appear that the big steps are still ahead. References are included. (DH)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Federal Programs, Instructional Design, Performance Criteria, Reading Development, Reading Programs
Twentieth Yearbook of the National Reading Conference, Inc., Marquette University, 1217 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 53233
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, St. Petersburg, Fla., Dec. 3-5, 1970