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ERIC Number: ED028906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Pages: 15
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The New Look in Secondary School Reading Programs.
Covell, Harold
The new look in education has changed from the old quantity concept of textbook orientation to a quality concept of individual education. Applied to secondary school reading programs, this new look has nine facets. (1) Growth in reading must be a lifelong process facilitated by carefully planned teaching at all grade levels. (2) Reading is now, and must continue to be, accepted as one of the language arts and be written as such in curriculum building. (3) The structure of reading instruction, its scope and sequence, must be founded on an understanding of the nature of the symbolic process and the linguistic principles of our language. (4) Attention must be given to the adjustment of reading instruction to individual differences. (5) Teachers must accept a special responsibility for developing critical reading and thinking. (6) Reading material as part of the mass media must be considered an indispensable adjunct to the other mass media. (7) Reading programs based on student needs should place heavy emphasis on literature. (8) The reading program at the secondary level should be a balanced one. (9) The basic reading period and the selections used for basic reading must assume even greater importance in the new look in reading programs than they did in the past. References are listed. (MD)
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Note: Paper presented at National Council of Teachers of English meeting, Milwaukee, Nov. 25-30, 1968