ERIC Number: ED470902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Developing the Disposition To Be a Reader: The Educator's Role.
Most very young children seem to have a natural interest in books. As children grow, some maintain this disposition, learn to read early, and become lifelong lovers of books; however, some children lose the disposition or do not develop it at all, and they never experience the joy of the written word. This paper looks at the educator's role in developing and sustaining this disposition in young children. The paper explores the characteristics of a child who has a disposition to be a reader, what can be learned from literacy-rich home environments where children learn to read "on their own," and which classroom strategies might discourage the disposition to read and which strategies might enhance or help develop the disposition to be a reader. (Contains 14 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Classroom Techniques, Literacy Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Young Children
For full text: http://ericeece.org/pubs/books/katzsym/noyes.pdf.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Issues in Early Childhood Education: Curriculum, Teacher Education, & Dissemination of Information. Proceedings of the Lilian Katz Symposium (Champaign, IL, November 5-7, 2000); see PS 030 740.