ERIC Number: ED211936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
How Should Reading Fit into a Pre-School Curriculum? Literacy: Meeting the Challenge.
The second of eight related documents, this booklet is part of a series of papers presented at the 1978 National Right to Read Conference examining issues and problems in literacy. In its examination of the place of reading in the preschool curriculum, the booklet first explores different definitions of reading and develops a concept of the reading process. It then shows how distinct preschool reading programs will devolve from different concepts, not only of reading but also of maturation and instruction. The last section of the booklet espouses a constructivist view of cognitive development and an interactionist concept of reading, and suggests strategies that teachers might use to prepare children for reading, again insisting that comprehension of basic principles is the crucial factor. (HTH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Learning Theories, Literacy, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes
Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Right to Read Program.
Note: Paper presented at the National Right to Read Conference (Washington, DC, May 27-29, 1978). For related documents see ED 190 997 and CS 006 442-449.