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ERIC Number: ED456420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Pages: 10
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Philosophy of Teaching Reading.
Ediger, Marlow
Several diverse philosophical schools of thought might well provide guidance for the teaching of reading. But which philosophies of education should be studied in depth and applied in teaching students, if perceived as providing for optimal learner progress? This paper first addresses the advantages and disadvantages of statewide testing and state mandated standards. The paper then discusses the following: realism as a philosophy in teaching reading; idealism/perennialism as a philosophy of reading instruction; the philosophy of individualized reading; and eclectic philosophy of reading instruction. It concludes that the reading teacher needs to: keep abreast and updated in matters pertaining to philosophy, trends, and issues in education; provide for the individual needs, interests, and purposes of the student in reading; and diagnose and remedy deficiencies in student reading. (Contains 10 references.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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