ERIC Number: ED049245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
The Teaching of Reading and Writing: An International Survey. Monographs on Fundamental Education, No. 10.
Gray, William S.
This book represents an attempt to review prevailing practices of combatting world illiteracy; to evaluate the efficacy of methods being employed; to sum up, in a form convenient to educators and administrators, the results of research and experience which have made significant contributions to the subject; and to make recommendations and isolate problems needing further study. Subjects covered are (1) role of reading and writing in fundamental education, (2) influence of type of language on literacy training, (3) nature of the reading process in various languages, (4) reading attitudes and skills essential to functional literacy, (5) methods of teaching reading, (6) findings of research that help in the choice of methods, (7) nature and organization of reading programs for children, (8) teaching adults to read, (9) basic principles underlying the teaching of handwriting, (10) teaching handwriting to children, (11) teaching handwriting to adults, (12) action required to attain the goal of world literacy, and (13) developments in reading and literacy education, 1956-1967. (MF)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Educational History, Handwriting Skills, Language Acquisition, Language Instruction, Literacy, Literacy Education, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, Research, Teaching Methods, World Problems, Writing Skills
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Note: Published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris