ERIC Number: ED150572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Claremont Reading Conference 40th Yearbook: A Little Revolution Now and Then.
Douglass, Malcolm P., Ed.
The theme of this conference defined reading as the process of creating meaning for all sensed stimuli; reading is a broad form of behavior, not limited to interacting with the written forms of human language. With this definition as a foundation, the articles in this bicentennial report develop a phrase taken from one of Thomas Jefferson's letters, "a little revolution now and then," in an attempt to creatively approach the reading task. Topics include reading readiness; testing; innovative approaches to reading instruction; the relationship between reading and speech; the content, the use of humor, and folklore in children's literature; reading instruction for students with learning disabilities, for non-English speaking students, and for unmotivated learners; and the publishing industry, public policy, and educational evaluation in reference to the reading curriculum. (MAI)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Conference Reports, Elementary Secondary Education, Folk Culture, Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Motivation Techniques, Publishing Industry, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Processes, Reading Readiness, Speech Skills
The Claremont Reading Conference, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California 91711 ($7.50 paper)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Claremont Graduate School, CA.
Note: Proceedings of the Claremont Reading Conference (43rd, Claremont, California, February 1976)