ERIC Number: ED064551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
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Three Position Papers on Reading Disability and Illiteracy.
Syracuse Univ. Research Corp., NY. Educational Policy Research Center.
The three position papers on reading disability and illiteracy offer a description of the present position and boundaries of the problem which the current state of knowledge, research, and experience affords us. The first, "The Costs of Illiteracy" by A. Dale Tussing and Laurence B. DeWitt, attempts to describe these "costs" as the quickest way to demonstrate that this affluent, highly-educated society is confronted with a severe problem; the second, "An Attack of Reading Disability: Some Policy Issues and Suggestions" by Ralph Hambrick, Thomas B. Corcoran, David R. Fendrick, and Gerhard Kutsch, addresses the most obvious location of the problem: the schools. The third paper "Breaking the Cycle of Illiteracy: Focus on Adults" by Michael Marien and Roger DeCrow, suggests that the solutions to a problem depend in good measure on its definition. It questions "If adult illiteracy (parental) is the major factor in the reading disabilities of their children, can we successfully attack either aspect of the problem independent of the other?" The basic conclusions are: policy formulation should precede program development and action, and policy analysis should precede policy formulation. (Author/LS)
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ. Research Corp., NY. Educational Policy Research Center.
Note: Prepared for the National Reading Planning Group