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ERIC Number: ED040024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 16
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Black, White, and Reading.
Spencer, Gary D.
Statements of opinion from black and white citizens about elementary, secondary, and college-level reading instruction and learning programs are discussed. Relevant objective data are listed for each point in an attempt to clarify what is known from research about the status of reading instruction and the needs of learners, both black and white. However, it is pointed out that data at the college level are rather limited. The author found the following common threads of concern at each level: (1) the systems now being used do not adapt well to the ever-changing needs of society or the individual, (2) the individual is finally becoming a major concern in education today, and the accountability of schools to individual progress is a definite trend, (3) black disadvantaged children taught by a sincere, well-trained teacher can make normal progress in school, and (4) teachers are individuals and a variety of approaches and materials are necessary for them to do their best in education today. A bibliography is included. (Author/CM)
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Note: Paper presented at the College Reading Association conference, Philadelphia, Pa., Mar. 19-21, 1970