ERIC Number: ED211942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Basic Skills Movement: Its Impact on Literacy. Literacy: Meeting the Challenge.
The last of eight related documents, this booklet is part of a series of papers presented at the 1978 National Right to Read Conference examining issues and problems in literacy. In examining the impact of the back to basics movement on literacy, the booklet cites evidence that the movement suffers from a lack of consensus on the meaning of literacy. It then develops a concept of literacy, using two perspectives to analyze the concept's two interdependent strands: the first referring to learning the language by eye as well as by ear, and the second referring to learning new vocabulary and concepts found in print and new skills for processing printed information. (HTH)
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational Trends, Language Acquisition, Language Processing, Literacy, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Vocabulary Development
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Right to Read Program.
Identifiers: Back to Basics; Print Awareness
Note: Paper presented at the National Right to Read Conference (Washington, DC, May 27-29, 1978). For related documents see ED 190 997 and CS 006 442-448.