ERIC Number: ED024533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
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Childern, Books and Reading. Perspectives in Reading, No. 3.
Dawson, Mildred, Ed.
The need to develop in children a desire to read and an appreciation of worthwhile reading materials is discussed. Each chapter is written by an authority and covers a different aspect of children's library book reading. Topics discussed include: the courage and valor of characters in books and the importance of these to children; the authors of children's books and qualities they must bring to their work; the need for teachers to know children's books, their students' needs, and the school's library facilities; the process of helping children to choose suitable books; the role of parents in reading; the school's responsibilities, such as providing basic instruction, teacher training, and library and other resource facilities; the roles of the principal, superintendent, and reading consultant; the development of a comprehensive literature program; and the use of research in children's literature. A bibliography is included. (JB)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Educational Media, Elementary School Teachers, Independent Reading, Libraries, Literature Appreciation, Literature Programs, Parent Role, Principals, Reading Consultants, Reading Material Selection, Recreational Reading, Superintendents
International Reading Association, 6 Tyre Ave., Newark, Delaware 19711 ($3.00 to members, $3.50 to nonmembers).
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Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.