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ERIC Number: ED240525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Responding to "A Nation at Risk": Appraisal and Policy Guidelines.
Guthrie, John T., Ed.
Intended to assist educational leaders by identifying recommendations from the report, "A Nation at Risk," that are relevant to reading and literacy and by suggesting instructional guidelines consistent with both the report and current reading research, this booklet presents policy guidelines in the following areas: (1) literacy processes, (2) curriculum content, (3) teacher effectiveness, (4) textbook quality, and (5) parent involvement. The first section discusses instructional objectives for reading, writing, and study skills while the second briefly touches on methods of implementing English instruction, reading across the curriculum, and the United States' literary heritage. The third section examines the impact of time use, organization, and teacher preparation on teacher effectiveness, and the fourth considers the selection and use of textbooks. The final section discusses the importance of parental involvement in children's education. (MM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Language Arts, Literacy Education, Parent Participation, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Study Skills, Teacher Effectiveness, Textbook Evaluation, Writing Instruction
International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 17914-8139 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Identifiers: National Commission on Excellence in Education