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ERIC Number: ED045311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Pages: 19
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Teaching Reading to the Disadvantaged: Progress and Promise.
Sheldon, William D.
Information on the educational status of the disadvantaged child and a summary of progress in teaching him to read are presented. A description of a typical inner-city elementary school in New York City includes the school buildings, student population, reading programs, attendance of teachers and children, teacher education, achievement, and school rating. A summarizing statement estimates that 60 to 70 percent of all the children were poorly prepared for the education they were receiving and that almost half the teachers lacked sufficient training. The next section reviews reports of various people who have studied disadvantaged children and gives suggestions for improving the education of the disadvantaged. The teacher who cares is pointed out as a most important factor, as well as the teachers' and the administrators' willingness to experiment with innovative programs. It is also pointed out that many children learn to read in spite of severe handicaps if they have some factors in their favor. The final section describes current research studies which will supply many answers related to successful teaching of the disadvantaged. (DH)
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Note: Paper presented at conference of the International Reading Association, Anaheim, Cal., May 6-9, 1970