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ERIC Number: ED075808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 10
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Approaches to Teaching Reading: The Systems Approach Versus the Basal Reader Approach.
Harris, Albert J.
This paper presented at the International Reading Association in Denver defines a basal reader series as an interrelated set of materials for teaching fundamental reading skills and attitudes, including not only traditional eclectic basal readers but also linguistic, phonic, and programed series. As new developments come to the fore in reading instruction, authors, editors, and publishers of basal readers prepare new or revised series incorporating those trends which they consider worthwhile. Currently important trends which are likely to appear in basal readers of the near future include behavioral objectives, criterion-based mastery and diagnostic tests, and prescribed individualized practice based on analysis of pupil needs, some of it audio-visual or multi-sensory. As these trends develop, the differences between systems approaches and basal reader approaches will diminish. Much will depend on the ability of ordinary teachers to manage a complicated system. (Author/WR)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Assn. (18th, Denver, May 1-4, 1973)