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ERIC Number: ED071038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 13
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Appalachia: The Right to Read.
Rentel, Victor M.
In this paper, presented at the sixteenth annual International Reading Association convention, the author argues that the destitution of the Appalachian region of West Virginia and Kentucky can be partially blamed on inadequate educational funding. As a result of inadequate taxing of commercial and industrial properties, adequate schools have not been provided, and, thus, both children and adults have been denied the right to read. The author asserts that educational reform cannot take place without even, healthy economic growth as well as reforms in state and local government. He also argues that public education in Appalachia must express the local mountain culture, not only the dominant middle class culture outside teachers bring with them to the area; that teachers in this area should be trained to function across these two contrasting cultures; and that publicizing the right to read is not the same thing as providing the right to read. (Author/DI)
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