ERIC Number: ED096632
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Right to Read: Education Briefing Paper.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Right to Read Program.
The Right to Read campaign is a national effort to eliminate illiteracy by 1980 and is funded by federal, state, local, and private contributions. First, it seeks to focus national attention on the fact that close to nineteen million adults and seven million children in the United States are functionally illiterate. Second, Right to Read is trying to encourage, coordinate, and facilitate efforts by government (federal, state, and local), industry, foundations, public interest groups, professional associations, schools, and adult training centers to improve reading instruction for all age groups. Right to Read has produced measurable results in its first three years. It has (1) funded school and community-based demonstration projects, (2) provided seed money to help state educational agencies develop and implement statewide Right to Read progams, and (3) coordinated its efforts with other Office of Education programs to provide greater impact on the nation's reading problems. (A summary of Right to Read programs and projects is given.) (TO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Right to Read Program.