ERIC Number: ED330990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
How Johnny (and Mary and Juan and Maria and All Children) Can Read. An Occasional Paper.
Palmer, Julia R.
To provide all children with quality education, teachers must rethink their educational philosophies, according to the president of the American Reading Council. Traditional teaching methods, including phonics, basal readers, tracking, and standardized testing appear to be the cause of school failure. The efficacy of the current models of reform such as site-based management/site-based decision making (SBM/SDM) and school choice should also be questioned. Quality education will be achieved if schools adopt the guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and increase parental involvement. Influential lay decision makers are the key to overcoming present obstacles to change in the educational community. (SG)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Reading Council, New York, NY.