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ERIC Number: ED046636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct-30
Pages: 11
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The Subject Is Reading.
Howards, Melvin
A possible course for reading instruction in the seventies is charted through the author's observations on present practices and the directions in which they appear to be leading. The introduction of private industry into education as seen in TV offerings such as Sesame Street, in the purchase of book companies by major corporations, and in the performance contracts guaranteeing a level of achievement is of concern to the author, who sees such introductions as threats to programs based on student involvement. His major contention is that teachers who really plan with their students as the object of their programs will involve the students in the program development and will experience gratifying results. Two experiments involving the core curriculum concept in which students created their own materials and assisted in developing an integrated curriculum plan are described. One of the projects was with Blackfeet Indians in northwestern Montana; the other involved adolescent school dropouts in Boston. The author concludes that unless students are considered as the objectives of reading programs, the future may well be bleak. (MS)
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Note: Paper presented at the conference of the Keystone State Reading Association, Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 29-31, 1970