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ERIC Number: ED053875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-22
Pages: 21
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The Quest for Increased Reading Competency.
Smith, Nila Banton
Today there is a swelling trend toward a greater awareness of the significance of developing wholesome self-concepts related to reading competency; a concern for controlling nutrition to increase intelligence and reading ability; a promise of using drugs and electronic means to improve intelligence, to manipulate human behavior, and modify personality; and a rapid development in the technological trends related to reading instruction and diagnosis, such as the teaching machines and the computer. However, we always need perceptive teachers to encourage, guide, and stimulate the higher intellectual processes in reading. To prepare the child for the rapidly changing world, we must teach the child adaptability. The beginning trends toward adaptability in reading are indicated in the increasing tendency toward individualized progression, the concern for the disadvantaged, and the informally organized classroom. There is no better medium for teachers to develop adaptability in children than reading in the subject content areas. In order to develop such ability, teachers today must use this content in teaching reading in ways that will encourage children to read interpretively and to think critically and creatively. References are included. (AW)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the International Reading Association, Atlantic City, N.J., Apr 19-23, 1971