ERIC Number: ED046652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Reading and Revolution: The Role of Reading in Today's Society. Perspectives in Reading No. 13.
Dietrich, Dorothy M.; Mathews, Virginia H.
Eight papers read at a joint International Reading Association (IRA) and Association of American Publishers conference in March, 1969, are included in this volume of the IRA Perspectives in Reading series. The purpose of the conference was to discuss the place of reading as a basic communication skill in an increasingly technological society. The papers chosen for this volume discuss (1) the relevance of reading in the face of social and technological revolution, (2) some specific means of meeting the reading needs of society through two kinds of reading programs--paraprofessional instructors (Women's Talent Corps) and industrial reading improvement programs (General Motors), and (3) some possible directions which reading might be expected to take with increasing societal change. Reactions to several of the papers by those attending the conference are included immediately following the papers, and the volume ends with some concluding remarks which summarize the conference. (MS)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Conference Reports, Conferences, Cultural Opportunities, Industrial Training, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Reading, Reading Programs, Relevance (Education), Social Change, Social Environment, Social Influences, Technological Advancement
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Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.