ERIC Number: ED157047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Parent's Responsibilities for Children's Reading.
Rogers, John R.
Regardless of their educational or financial level, parents have a twofold responsibility for their child's development in reading. First, they must inform themselves: this involves both developing a clear understanding of reading as a process of active, selective thinking and obtaining an accurate account of their child's reading level and ability. In addition, they must know enough about what a good reading program includes and what their child's school is trying to do, in order to form an intelligent judgment regarding their child's reading program. Because good readers come from homes where reading is an important activity, parents have a second responsibility: to act in their child's behalf by providing a literate example, a place and a time for reading, appropriate reading materials, and a respectful acceptance of the child's reading ability and needs. (A list of children's magazines is included.) (MAI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (23rd, Houston, Texas, May 1-5, 1978)