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ERIC Number: ED189566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Using Bibliotherapy: A Synthesis of Current Practice.
Rakes, Thomas A.; Buchanan, Annabelle
Bibliotherapy appears to be a viable technique for reading teachers to use. The increased emphasis on values and values clarification in the classroom is just one of the many apparent uses of bibliotherapy and its techniques. Bibliotherapy is also a useful adjunct to the teaching of critical reading, because it requires the student to use higher level comprehension skills, including comparison, evaluation, and application. Teachers should be cautioned that implementing the technique proficiently will require an adequate technical knowledge of the process, the ability to identify and evaluate the needs of students who might profit from bibliotherapy, the selection of appropriate books for bibliotherapy, and the use of various followup activities. (Selected references on bibliotherapy are attached.) (RL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Memphis State Univ., TN. Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Regional Conference of the International Reading Association (5th, Nashville, TN, February 6-9, 1980).