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ERIC Number: ED025378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Pages: 14
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Teacher Education: Privileges and Problems Associated with Reading Programs in Developing Countries.
Robertson, Jean E.
The problems of teacher education in developing nations are discussed. Blending new knowledge with cultural heritage so that the personal cultural synthesis demanded of new literates is effected without disrupting social structures is complicated by the language problem. The impact of the written word on a society dependent on oral communication results in resistance to change that restructures existing social organization. The problem of time needed by emerging nations is complicated by their impatience and desire for the best. A fourth problem lies in the consideration of personal and national needs. These problems are likened to familiar problems in reading instruction: (1) blending, (2) comprehension, (3) rate, and (4) personal reading satisfaction. They point up the need for the development of new sets of attitudes, for innovations which effect more rapid acceptance of change, and consideration of personal and national needs. More understanding and involvement by educators from developed nations is imperative for world understanding. (NS)
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Note: Paper presented at International Reading Association conference, Boston, Mass., April 24-27, 1968.