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ERIC Number: ED089247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Pages: 11
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The Assumptive Basis of Right to Read: New Solutions for Old Problems.
Holloway, Ruth Love
The Right to Read Effort was established to help eliminate illiteracy in the United States. Major thrusts involve translating research and placing it in the hands of practitioners, the coordination of basic planning at the local school level, retraining existing personnel, and insisting on individualized and personalized reading instruction. Guidelines issued to the 31 of the 50 states involved in the Right to Read Effort ask the states to assess their existing resources, to look at their certification rules and regulations and their impact on the teaching of reading, and to provide technical assistance to their local districts. Thus far, the Right to Read Effort has employed some 47 experts in reading as technical assistants, established 106 demonstration projects and additional special projects, and appointed 31 Right to Read Directors. Schools throughout the country have exemplified the efforts of Right to Read. Policies and practices which are being explored for future dissemination through Right to Read include preschool education, bilingual instruction, parental participation, adult education, and effective developmental programs. One of the main missions of the Right to Read Effort is to continue to develop ways of utilizing what has already been learned. (HOD)
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