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ERIC Number: ED060393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 68
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The Ideal World and the Real World of Reading: An Anthropological Perspective.
Wolcott, Harry F.
The purpose of this paper is to help the reading teacher identify some contrasting elements between the ideal world of reading and the actual world of reading, teacher reading, and the teaching of reading. The author explores the paradoxes in these areas by contrasting ideal reading behavior based on cultural expectations to reality, using normative reading behavior. The paper consists of three sections: reading and the cultural milieu, teachers and reading, and the reading class. The two major themes emphasized are that (1) reading is intricately involved with the culture and (2) reading is strongly associated with normative ideas of "should" and "ought." A bibliography is included. Also attached is Howard Klein's critical reaction to the paper and the author's rejoinder. (AW)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading.