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ERIC Number: ED040826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Pages: 15
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Reading for Disadvantaged--Perspectives for Progress.
Edwards, John L.
Some considerations for revising the curriculum to meet the educational needs of the disadvantaged are discussed. It is suggested that the lack of language development is basic to most reading problems at all school levels, particularly for the bilingual students. Therefore, a systematic and continuous language-development program from kindergarten through grade 12 is strongly urged. The importance of interverbal communication is stressed as a part of this program. Also discussed is the key role of the teacher in establishing a favorable learning climate, in motivating students, and in building positive self-concepts. Suggestions for the reading teacher outlining an approach to teach reading to disadvantaged students are made, and the role of administrative personnel in curriculum change is discussed. (CM)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Reading Association conference, Anaheim, California, May 6-9, 1970