ERIC Number: ED039097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The Instructional Materials Centers in the Elementary School and their Relationship to Reading Programs.
Cornthwaite, David L.
The basic assumption of this paper is that every teaching aid whether it be identified as an audiovisual aid, instructional aid, multisensory aid to learning, or soft ware for hardware is read by the listener, viewer, participant, and thinker. With this in mind, the role of the properly staffed instructional materials center in an elementary school is to service the school's reading program. A sufficient amount of basic equipment and materials is necessary for such a center to be successful. A center should also help provide for teacher education in the use of all equipment as reading aids. The author concluded that everything in the materials center should provide an atmosphere for a sound reading program; that the center is a support mechanism for a full and balanced reading program; and that the director of such a center should be (1) thoroughly schooled in the teaching of reading in the elementary school, (2) an excellent elementary school teacher, and (3) knowledgeable in the field of New Educational Media. Three short reactions to the paper are included. (NH)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Educational Media, Elementary Schools, Equipment Standards, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Resources Centers, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, Staff Utilization
"Position Papers in Reading: Reading in the Total School Curriculum," Louise F. Waynant, Ed., p. 181-86. University of Maryland, College of Education, College Park, Md. 20742
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Note: Paper presented at the Maryland Reading Institute, Silver Spring, Md., Oct. 2-4, 1968