ERIC Number: ED262381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Textbooks and Reading Materials. Volume One: The Ready to Read Project--The New Zealand Experience. Report of a Regional Seminar on Textbooks and Reading Materials (Wellington, New Zealand, October 4-12, 1983).
The first of two volumes dealing with the effective use of textbooks to teach reading, this booklet describes New Zealand's "Ready to Read" program and how materials are used in the curriculum to accomplish literacy goals. The first part of the booklet provides a general overview of the country and its educational system and of the remaining sections of the booklet. The second part explores the distinctive features of the New Zealand style of reading instruction, particularly in the primary grades, and includes the educational and child development philosophies underlying the curriculum. The third part describes the functions of the school publications branch of the New Zealand Department of Education, including the various kinds of publishing activities and its planning and policies relating to the provision of textbooks and materials. The fourth part describes the "Ready to Read" revision and extension project, undertaken to evaluate and revise the reading series used in the New Zealand curriculum, while the fifth part discusses inservice teacher training in New Zealand and how it has been adapted for development of teachers of reading. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Dept. of Education, Wellington.; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand