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ERIC Number: ED348653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Language and Literacy: Implications for Enhancing Reading Instruction.
Brown-Haynes, Sharon
In considering the issue of language and literacy, the following factors must be addressed: the nature of learning; the relationship between reading and learning; effective strategies and practices which promote literacy; and the responsibility of schools. Of the reading approaches and strategies which have been developed and implemented in an effort to ensure that children acquire reading skills, no evidence exists to substantiate the claim that the teaching of phonics produces readers; the effectiveness of whole language is difficult to assess; and the Reading Recovery Program has been found to be successful in solving early literacy problems, yet is costly. To ensure that all students acquire sufficient reading skills, it will become necessary for the schools' curricula to be adapted to accommodate the diverse learning styles of students. The six major national education goals outlined by President George Bush (in his America 2000 proposal) may be unattainable, inasmuch as vast numbers of American students are either poor readers or non-readers. The adoption of a goal that all students have proficient reading skills would likely promote the implementation of effective strategies to enhance reading skills. (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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