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ERIC Number: ED078382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 11
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The Newspaper as an Instructional Medium.
Johnson, Laura S.
This paper discusses two questions: How can newspapers be established as acceptable classroom reading materials in the secondary schools? and Why, until recently, have newspapers been so little used in the schools? Some of the answers provided to the first question are that the newspaper presents a viable means of keeping textbooks up-to-date in many different subject fields and that the newspaper offers interesting material that will motivate students to better reading comprehension and improved reading skills. Some of the reasons why newspapers have been bypassed in the schools are thay many people regard them as unreliable and sensational and that administrators and teachers continue to judge newspapers by what they were rather than what they are today. It is concluded that newspapers today are more readable and more socially involved in readers' lives and that they present the "why" as well as the "how" of the news. Accordingly, newspapers are an inexpensive and popular instructional aid in the classroom. (DI)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Assn. (18th, Denver, May 1-4, 1973)