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ERIC Number: ED042567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov-15
Pages: 6
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The Issues and the Challenge of the Right to Read.
Fay, Leo
The issues and problems faced today in regard to reading instruction were reviewed, and suggestions for meeting Commissioner Allen's challenge of the "Right to Read" were made. Three realities in United States education today include (1) the generally higher quality of the products of our schools than in the past, (2) startling statistical evidence of national reading deficiencies, and (3) society's demands for higher levels of accomplishment to meet our national goals. Educational professionals must face this challenge by taking the following steps toward achieving the goal of the right to read for all: (1) challenge the normal curve, (2) define quality of instruction according to the impact upon a learner, (3) base instruction upon the student's ability to understand it, (4) persevere, and (5) allow ample time for learning to take place. In conclusion, specific steps that state and local councils can take to implement the "Right to Read" movement were enumerated. (CL)
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Note: Address delivered to the Ohio Council of the International Reading Association, Toledo, Ohio, Nov. 15, 1969