ERIC Number: ED089217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Inquiry into Reading and the Use of English.
United Kingdom Reading Association.
This report related the findings of the United Kindgom Reading Association's Research Subcommittee which surveyed teachers to determine the answers to three questions. Responses to the first question revealed seven main areas with which children have difficulty in learning to read: language and speech; auditory discrimination; the mastery of phonic stages; visual discrimination; memory span; unhelpful parental attitudes; and lack of experiences in the home. Responses to the second question revealed areas where teachers have the most difficulty in teaching children to read: giving individual help; the lack of suitable materials; language and speech problems; lack of motivation on the part of children; the mastery of phonic stages; emotional difficulties; and auditory discrimination. And responses to the third question revealed six areas where help and advice were needed: the low learner and children with specific difficulties; help in the classroom and from outside advisors; specific items of material and apparatus; suitable games, activities, materials; diagnosing difficulties and diagnostic measures; and reference booklets on specific aspects of reading. (HOD)
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Authoring Institution: United Kingdom Reading Association.