ERIC Number: ED308493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Secondary School Reading: A Position Statement from the International Reading Association.
International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
This position statement recommends changes for secondary school reading programs and suggests that reading instruction be taught throughout all years of schooling if students are to become successfully functioning citizens. The paper (1) explores the changing concept of reading; (2) addresses the integration of the language processes; (3) discusses reading as a complex task; (4) examines the increasing literacy demands of society; (5) emphasizes the importance of teacher preparation programs and staff development efforts; and (6) makes recommendations that will enable educational leaders to realize the importance of a continuing emphasis on the development of literacy in all subject areas. (RS)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Inservice Teacher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Language Arts, Literacy, Position Papers, Preservice Teacher Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum
Public Information Office, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 (single copies free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.