ERIC Number: ED281176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar-20
Reference Count: 0
Oversight on Illiteracy in the United States. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Consisting of testimony and written statements presented to the House Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education, this report deals with the problem of illiteracy in the United States. Proceedings begin with a statement by Charles M. Richardson of Sperry Corporation, an education consultant and former reading tutor; Charles J. Micciche, Superintendent of Schools, Groveton, New Hampshire; Sally Queal, special education instructor, accompanied by Tracy Willyard, literacy program participant; Ann MacTier, Omaha Board of Education member; and Dr. Dorothy Strickland, professor of education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. The remainder of the report presents letters and enclosed statements sent to Subcommittee chair Hon. Augustus F. Hawkins, by parents, teachers, researchers, Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, authors, and the American Legion. The letters and statements address the apparent decline in reading skills, the need for phonics instruction in the curriculum, and a greater emphasis on educational "basics." (AEW)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Functional Literacy, Illiteracy, Literacy Education, Phonics, Reading Skills, Reading Strategies, Sight Method
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Note: Serial No. 99-91. Parts of the document contain small print.