ERIC Number: ED073447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Politics of Reading: Point-Counterpoint.
Winkeljohann, Sister Rosemary, Ed.
Neil Postman's article, "The Politics of Reading," reprinted here from the May 1970 "Harvard Educational Review," is the core of this book. Eight persons involved in various ways in the communications field (Claudia Converse, Ralph Staiger, William Jenkins, Robert E. Beck, John Donovan, Frank Smith, Lee Deighton, and Robert F. Hogan) reply to Postman's thesis that print media is becoming obsolete and reactionary and that, hence, we should not be so insistent on teaching everyone to read. In addition, Postman asks, "What is reading good for?" and each respondent addresses himself to this question as well. The book ends with a reply by Postman. Directed to the entire reading profession, the book is designed to provoke discussion rather than to provide definitive answers to difficult and controversial questions. (TO)
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Literacy, Literacy Education, Multimedia Instruction, Reading, Reading Instruction, Relevance (Education), Visual Literacy
Intl. Reading Assn., 6 Tyre Avenue, Newark, Del. 19711 (Order No. 853, $2.00 non-member, $1.50 member); National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, Ill. 61801 (Stock No. 04131, $2.00 non-member, $1.80 member)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.