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ERIC Number: ED116173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 186
Abstractor: N/A
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The Reading Curriculum in the St. Louis Public School System Regarding Instructional Methodology, Legislation and Personalities (1821-1973).
Hogan, Ann Catherine
The purpose of the study was to trace and document by means of historical research methods, the organization of the St. Louis Public School System's elementary reading curriculum in regard to instructional methodology, legislation, and influential personalities. Chronologically, the study covered the period 1821-1973. The reading curriculum of the St. Louis Public School System developed along trends similar to those that emerged on a national basis. The school system witnessed early concentration on "phonography," the art of learning sounds through the medium of unique graphic character. A slow transition was made from instructional stress on oral to that of silent reading. Legislation was reported that had a relation to instructional methodology, and although there have been few statutes passed with reading as their stated emphasis, legislation has been enacted regarding curriculum requirements in which reading has been an incorporated component. The aspect of the research concerned with personalities focused on three individuals recognized as having had a major role in the development of the school system's instructional program: William T. Harris, Susan E. Blow, and William A. Kottmeyer. (Author/LL)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Saint Louis University