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ERIC Number: ED045326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug-8
Pages: 12
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Educational and Environmental Causes of Reading Problems.
Humphrey, Jack W.
The causes of reading problems were studied in order to plan and implement reading programs for their prevention and correction. Some of the environmental causes related to socioeconomic disadvantagement which were discussed are distracting family problems, frequent moving, and few educational-related activities in the home. The family life is also important in forming the child's self-concept; a poor self-concept may interfere with learning to read. Reading failure can also be traced to inappropriate activities and methods used in the schools. The classroom teacher is not the only person responsible for the child's lack of progress in reading, but a great deal does depend on her understanding of the child as a person, his readiness at any level, and the methods by which he learns best. Because not all problems can be handled by the teacher in corrective reading groups, the school is responsible to provide for ancillary reading programs where children will get help in small groups or on a one-to-one basis. The services of a skilled clinician may sometimes be necessary. It is also the responsibility of the school to use its resources and personnel in efficient ways. Summer schools and the use of volunteers are advocated. A bibliography is included. (DH)
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Note: Paper presented at the Third International Reading Association World Congress on Reading, Sydney, Australia, Aug. 7-9, 1970