ERIC Number: ED204701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reading from a Superintendent's Point of View.
Love, Ruth B.
Interest is invariably the source of successful learning. When people, of any age, want to learn, they learn. When they are preached at, lectured, put in settings where they fail and are made to feel stupid, they reject the whole system of education. To reverse that message, teachers of reading must use a variety of techniques such as providing students with a wide variety of life experiences, individualizing instruction, establishing reachable goals with sufficient rewards when the students meet those goals, providing students with a variety of reading materials, establishing friendly rules of classroom discipline, matching the reader with the text, and integrating reading with other language skills. The community can become involved through parent participation and contributions made by local industries and by visiting artists and scholars. For the students to graduate with specific work skills, reading in the upper grades should be coordinated with career education and even with work experience. At every level, from preschool through high school, educators must strive to make the reading program fit the aspirations and needs of students. (HOD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the United Kingdom Reading Association (17th, Warwick, England, July 28-August 1, 1980).