ERIC Number: ED431180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr-28
Reference Count: N/A
Reading and Literacy Initiatives. Hearing on Examining Proposal To Improve the Reading and Literacy Skills of Children and Families, Focusing on S.1596 and H.R.2614, Bills To Provide for Reading Excellence by Improving In-Service Instructional Practices for Teachers Who Teach Reading, To Stimulate the Development of More High-Quality Family Literacy Programs, To Support Extended Learning-Time Opportunities for Children, and To Ensure That Children Can Read Well and Independently not Later than Third Grade of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate. One Hundred Fifth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
The U.S. Senate conducted a hearing consisting of two panels: the first panel discussed overcoming reading difficulties with a primary focus on children and the second panel focused on reading and literacy outreach activities that are ongoing in the U.S. After opening statements of the Hon. James M. Jeffords, the Hon. Edward M. Kennedy, and the Hon. Jack Reed, the transcript includes the texts of oral statements and prepared statements by the following individuals: Blanche Podhajski, Stern Center for Language and Learning; Catherine E. Snow, Committee on the Prevention of Reading Difficulties in Young Children (National Research Council); Reid Lyon, Child Development and Behavior Branch (National Institutes of Health); Perri Klass, Vermont State Colleges; Charles I. Bunting, Department of Pediatrics (Boston Medical Center); Dawnna Lanctot (students) Community College of Vermont; Peggy A. Minnis, D.C. Head Start Toyota Family Literacy Program; Noel C.R. Gunther, WETA Learning Project; and Janet Arnowitz (teacher) Fairfax County Public Schools. An appendix contains a letter to Senator Jeffords from Gwen O'Donnell Graham and a series of articles from the Hartford Courant, by Robert A. Frahm and Rick Green. (RS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Family Literacy, Hearings, Inservice Teacher Education, Literacy, Reading Achievement, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Tutoring
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.