ERIC Number: ED109603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Toward A Literate Society; The Report of the Committee on Reading.
Carroll, John B., Ed.; Cahall, Jeanne S., Ed.
The problems and possibilities involved in developing a national Right-to-Read program are discussed in this book, and it is argued that there is no one reading problem but rather a series of reading problems calling for a wide variety of responses. The report begins with a definition and a diagnosis of the national reading problems, a national strategy for attacking illiteracy, and legislative and administrative programs to implement that strategy. The second part of the book consists of papers written by distinguished literacy experts, commissioned by the Committee on Reading. Discussions of current practices in elementary reading instruction, bilingual literacy, the role of television in literacy programs, a national reward system, motivation as a key to literacy, and the political and economic implications of a national reading effort are included. (Author/TS)
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Literacy, Literacy Education, Motivation, National Organizations, National Programs, Reading Programs, Reports
McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020 ($12.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Education, Washington, DC.