ERIC Number: ED154339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Reading and the Law.
Harper, Robert J., II, Ed.; Kilarr, Gary, Ed.
The seven articles in this book examine the complex issues raised by new laws that affect reading instruction. The following topics are discussed: the origins of judicial activism in education; the decline in support for public education and in esteem for educators; reflected by the shift in responsibility for educational policy making; the concept of a provider/consumer relationship in the teaching of reading; major issues involved in establishing reading as a graduation requirement; the usefulness and validity of three classes of reading definitions in establishing accountability; the need for state legislation requiring school districts to acquire, consider, and where appropriate, implement research findings concerning promising instructional strategies; and the lack of a common understanding and agreement about the nature of reading. The book includes an extensive compendium of recent state education codes and laws affecting reading instruction, which provide examples of the ways state legislatures are addressing the question of reading and language arts requirements through legislation. (GW)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Legislation, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, State Legislation
International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, Newark, Delaware 19711 (Order No. 854, $3.50 member, $5.00 non-member)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.