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ERIC Number: ED361649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Five Golden Years: 1933-38: Reading Instruction in West Texas Rural Schools.
Tucker, Albert B.
The austerity of the Great Depression, the popularity of progressive education, and scholarly research in reading from 1900 to 1930 initiated five golden years (1933-1938) of reading improvement in West Texas rural schools. Financial restraints relieved the schools from close scrutiny by the state's education agency. Schools were forced to improvise with whatever materials available. Teachers in isolated rural areas were freed to use innovative and experience-based approaches to teaching reading. The 1930 editions of "Elson Basic Readers" ("Dick and Jane") and older well known literary readers enjoyed extended life in classrooms. Support for education flourished and illiteracy was almost eradicated. (Contains 48 references.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas