ERIC Number: ED354488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Schoolwide Literature-Based Practices: Cooperative Leadership Is an Asset.
A literature-based approach across the curriculum helps students to personalize content-area curricula, to enjoy reading a diversity of subject-matter materials, and to improve attitudes toward reading. Teachers, supervisors, and administrators can cooperatively support literature-based practice across the curriculum by creating a positive professional attitude, designing thematic units, and incorporating team teaching to provide a realistic context for complementing and transcending traditional textbooks. These approaches also increase the chances of promoting students' long-term reading habit. Carrying out successful literature-based practice, however, depends on genuine sharing among colleagues. Unless cooperation becomes the norm, such worthwhile ideas as using literature across the curriculum will not have the beneficial impact that they deserve. (A figure comparing some factors related to textbooks and literature-based materials is included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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