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ERIC Number: ED080963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 429
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Application of a Reading Model to the Reading Syllabi of the Ten Largest U.S. Secondary School Districts.
Hickerson, Patricia Louise Roth
The purpose of this study was to design a comprehensive and effective model for a secondary reading syllabus to be used in the educational institutions as controlled by the culturally different community. The model was designed on the basis of recommendations of experts representing the varying points of view of philosophy, sociology, psychology, linguistics, and language arts, on the findings of educational researchers, and on the assumptions that: (1) learning is a cumulative and sequential process; (2) components of the proposed curriculum must be clearly articulated for a workable program; and (3) program materials and procedures should be relevant to the program's objectives as well as to the aspirations and practical demands society holds for young citizens. The major philosophical conclusion drawn from the findings was that an effective reading program must emphasize the individual as a citizen gaining power within a community decision-making body of his peers rather than continuing to emphasize the individual as an isolated, self-determining member of a powerless culturally different community. The reading program must serve as a vehicle for transmitting a central concept--literacy is best promoted in a representative community which controls the educational institution in which reading is related to this control. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California