ERIC Number: ED311393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
New Policy Guidelines for Reading: Connecting Research and Practice.
Harste, Jerome C.
Intended to help teachers, researchers, curriculum developers, and administrators develop improved policy in reading instruction and research, this book challenges several widespread assumptions about effective reading instruction and concludes with 20 policy guidelines which can be used to evaluate existing reading programs and redesign them to aim at higher levels of comprehension. Following an introduction, the book contains five chapters: (1) "Reading, Reading Instruction, and Reading Research," discussing the relationship among the three; (2) "Supporting Practical Theory," dealing with trusting teachers, supporting inquiry, taking risks, building upon what we know, and supporting self-evaluation; (3) "Effective Change Projects," discussing the characteristics of school reading programs exemplifying effective school change and dynamic, research-based instruction; (4) "The Agenda Ahead"; and (5) "Guidelines for Improving Reading Comprehension Instruction," encapsulating available information about the conditions that are likely to improve the teaching of reading in our schools. A section of 54 notes, and a 228-item bibliography are attached. (SR)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness, Reading, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Teacher Role, Theory Practice Relationship
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 33428-3020, $5.95 member, $7.50 nonmember). St., Bloomington, IN ($5.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.