ERIC Number: ED137773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
School Organization and Implementation Factors in the Design of Reading Instruction.
Gunning, Ann F.
Although it is not without flaws, decentralization of the school administration--returning decision-making power to school principals and classroom teachers--can contribute to a return to humanistic education and to the elimination of assembly-line education. Researchers, curriculum developers, and educational publishers can help in this movement by keeping in mind a number of factors when designing reading programs. (1) The principal is the key to the quality of the instructional program; research must be translated into appropriate materials that will create a support system for principals. (2) Reading materials must be less rigid and must have high intrinsic appeal. (3) Reading materials must allow for more individualization and for more freedom in a child's approach to learning in school. (4) Teachers need a testing program that capitalizes on strengths and diminishes weaknesses. (5) Suggestions for record keeping would assist teachers in developing their observation skills and would help them sort out pertinent information about children's skills. (6) Training materials for paraprofessionals are badly needed. (7) Suggestions for how to review curriculum materials would be helpful to principals and teachers. (LJR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 1977)