ERIC Number: ED301872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Becoming a Nation of Readers: What Principals Can Do.
Binkley, Marilyn R.; And Others
Intended to help principals with the design and implementation of reading instruction in their schools, the recommendations presented in this booklet are drawn directly from the findings discussed in "Becoming a Nation of Readers" in 1984. The conclusions of the Commission on Reading are described in ways that every principal can act upon. Taking the information that was laid out by the Commission, the booklet turns it into action plans that principals can use. The goal is to enhance reading instruction so that the "verified practices of the best teachers in the country can be introduced throughout the country." After a foreword by Barbara Bush and an introduction, the first section describes what a school that values literacy looks and feels like. The second section discusses what a principal should know about reading, while the third section considers what a principal can do to help create a community of readers. The final section identifies ways in which parents, teachers, textbook publishers, and schools can help children achieve their potentials as readers. Twenty-eight notes are included. (NKA)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Beginning Reading, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Emergent Literacy, Instructional Leadership, Literacy, Literacy Education, Parent School Relationship, Principals, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, School Community Relationship
National Association of Elementary School Principals, Educational Products Center, 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3483 ($2.00; 3-10 copies, add $2.00 postage; more than 10 copies, add 10% to the price of the booklets).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA.; National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Foreword by Barbara Bush. For "Becoming a Nation of Readers: The Report of the Commission on Reading," see ED 253 865; for "Becoming a Nation of Readers: Implications for Teachers," see ED 271 741; for "Becoming a Nation of Readers: What Parents Can Do," see ED 289 160.