ERIC Number: ED108195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
How Do You Turn Them On After They've Been Turned off?
Bortman, Eva C.
One of the most difficult problems facing teachers of remedial reading is getting students interested in the act of reading. Causes of students' negative attitudes toward reading include the following: flexible grouping which turns out to be inflexible; teachers' selecting the books students have to read; and the requiring of book reports on everything read. Remedial students need counseling, and they need to establish personal relationships as much as they need remedial or corrective reading. Once the teacher learns to express a positive attitude toward the student as an individual, the student's self-concept begins to be reshaped in a positive way. At this point teachers may start to select materials and methods that are consistent with the needs of the students. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Farwest Regional Conference of the International Reading Association (3rd, Reno, February 6-8, 1975)