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ERIC Number: ED061022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Pages: 29
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Reading Strategies for New Mexico in the 70's.
Pascual, Henry W., Ed.
The three papers in this resource guide are oriented to the needs of Spanish-surnamed and Indian children. The first paper points out three concerns to be examined before selecting reading materials: (1) the population for whom selection is planned, (2) criteria emphasizing children's needs, and (3) apparent trends in reading instructional materials appropriate for the population. Critical points for selection and evaluation of reading instructional materials for Indian and Spanish-speaking children are discussed. The second paper stresses teacher-student interaction, diagnostic teaching, and classroom management in the elementary school. The author feels that standardized tests, especially their norms, should not be used with minority groups, but that the informal reading inventory is best for these children. He also refers to four approaches used to teach non-English-speaking children and to four language measures. The third paper observes that schools are serving the interests of the dominant social forces, and that while unable to reform schools, teachers can humanize their classrooms by examining and revising certain beliefs which lend to anti-humanistic school practices. Recognition of individual differences and use of evaluation as formative in a diagnostic sense are strongly recommended. References are included. (AW)
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Note: Resource Guide Number 2