ERIC Number: ED189545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
The Continued Need for Effective Remedial Reading Programs.
Reading disability is described in this paper as a relative state that will appear different across societies and over the years. It is noted that researchers who claim that their objective is to find methods and materials to make remedial reading unnecessary are unrealistic. An overview of the Danish educational system and society during the last several decades is provided to illustrate how reading needs have increased. Some of the changes in Denmark that are noted include the increasing numbers of students entering higher levels of education, the increased lending of books, and the increased use of printed text in books, newspapers, magazines, advertising papers, and even subtitles on television. It is concluded that there is not one instructional method or material that will work at all times with all students and that an emphasis must be placed on kindergarten through grade 12 reading instruction to cope with some of the changing needs of readers. (MKM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (25th, St. Louis, MO, May 5-9, 1980).