ERIC Number: ED094355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
Sound and Light for the Right to Read.
National Book Committee, Inc., New York, NY.
This paper serves as an introduction to help librarians and teachers better understand and explain to others the scope of the Right to Read program, its many facets, and its demand for the right combination of professional and non-professional initiatives. Areas of activity which must be tackled to improve reading motivation, skill, and opportunity are: (1) public awareness of the direct and indirect problems for persons with reading deficiency and areas in which solutions may be effected; (2) administrative decision making that assigns priority to fostering reading skills and habits in the schools; (3) revision in the instruction and materials for preservice and inservice teacher education; (4) revisions in librarianship education with improved competencies in reading motivation and understanding of reading instruction and development; (5) improvements in school and public libraries' ability to provide full, realistic access to books; (6) development of programs that emphasize pre-reading skills and parent training; and (7) recruitment, training, and meaningful utilization of large numbers of volunteers and paraprofessionals in all aspects of reading development and access programs. (TO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Book Committee, Inc., New York, NY.