ERIC Number: ED038259
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Publication Date: 1967
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Effecting Instructional Improvement in Reading.
Pfau, Donald W.
The premises of this article are that the teacher should be the prime developer of curriculum and that total staff involvement in curriculum development must be a reality if instructional improvement in reading is to be effected. With this in mind, eight musts for teachers are set forth and expounded upon. (1) The teacher must set the scope of the reading program. (2) The teacher must set the sequence. (3) The teacher must adjust the instruction. (4) The teacher must plan how to serve all types of children. (5) The teacher must adopt the organization plan. (6) The teacher must study the approaches to instruction. (7) The teacher must select the materials. And (8) the teacher must set the tone. It is suggested that for a consensus of goal commitment all personnel involved in the reading program should work together for continuous, comprehensive, and cooperative planning. Five short reactions to the paper are included. (NH)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Curriculum Development, Individual Differences, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Programs, Sequential Approach, Staff Role, Staff Utilization, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Education
Speaking to the Issues: Position Papers in Reading, p. 120-132, University of Maryland, College of Education, College Park, Md. 20742
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