ERIC Number: ED046681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Notes on the Future of Education. Volume II, Issue 1, Fall 1970.
Barclay, D. J., Ed.
The three position papers included in this publication are concerned with the broad area of illiteracy, with each individual paper presenting a specific point of view. The first paper, "The Costs of Illiteracy," discusses several complex relationships between illiteracy and its economic consequences for the illiterate citizen and for the country. The second paper, "An Attack on Reading Disability: Some Policy Issues and Suggestions," examines the inability of schools to successfully educate all children and concludes that attention must be given to the development of more insightful policy before new programs will be successful. The third paper, "Breaking the Cycle of Illiteracy: Focus on Adults," argues that solutions to the problem depend on its definition in terms of the group to be served and in terms of the adequate designation of goals. While some differences in viewpoint exist in the papers, the editors concur with the statement that policy must be formulated before programs are developed if programs are to be based on understanding and are to be successful. (MS)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ. Research Corp., NY. Educational Policy Research Center.