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ERIC Number: ED544145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 38
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
How Children Learn to Read. Bulletin, 1964, No. 27. OE-30004-A
Mackintosh, Helen K.; Guilfoile, Elizabeth
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Published originally in 1952, the bulletin "How Children Learn to Read" was the first in a series designed to illustrate the philosophy and principles set forth in The Place of Subjects in the Curriculum, Bulletin 1949, No. 12. It was planned to describe as simply as possible, especially for inexperienced teachers and for parents, the process of learning to read as it is developed in the elementary school. Since the bulletin first appeared in 1952, many aspects of beginning reading have become increasingly controversial. This revised bulletin discusses what many reading specialist recommend concerning when, where, and how phonics can be used appropriately in relation to other reading skills. The part of this bulletin that deals with skills in the mechanics of reading is an attempt to explain to parents especially the why and how of methods of teaching beginning reading. Of equal importance to the parent should be his own attitude toward reading and the suggestions of ways he can use to determine how well his child is reading. It is in each individual school that parents and school teachers should evaluate today's reading methods and purposed as objectively as possible. Teachers and parents should find the point of view developed in this bulletin one that is suitable for use as a springboard in discussing together children's reading needs, purposed, and problems in the 1960's and beyond. The revised bulletin includes a selected, annotated bibliography, More to Read about Reading. (Contains 15 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)