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Robledo, Ana; Gove, Amber – RTI International, 2019
Access to books is key to learning to read and sustaining a love of reading. Yet many low- and middle-income countries struggle to provide their students with reading materials of sufficient quality and quantity. Since 2008, RTI International has provided technical assistance in early reading assessment and instruction to ministries of education…
Descriptors: Books, Reading Materials, Developing Nations, Low Income Groups
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Burbank, Mary D.; Kauchak, Don; Bates, Alisa J. – New Educator, 2010
The issue of professional development is receiving increased attention, as educators and policy makers are realizing the centrality of teachers to school reform and improvement. This paper describes research on book clubs as a mechanism for professional development and discusses how different study group configurations (i.e., preservice teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Clubs, Professional Development, Teacher Collaboration
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2006
Millions of middle and high school students lack the reading and writing skills they need to succeed in college, compete in the workforce, or even understand their daily newspaper. However, while Congress has demonstrated a real commitment to improve reading instruction in grades K-3, it has made relatively trivial investments (mainly through the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Adolescents, Reading Improvement, Federal Government
Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading. – 1990
A series of nine booklets was developed to help members of textbook adoption committees, teacher educators, inservice leaders, and policymakers gather information, develop evaluation guidelines, and organize their findings as they select new reading programs and evaluate existing ones. Each booklet focuses on a specific aspect of instruction.…
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Elementary Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Material Selection
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Weizhi, Liang – Chinese Education and Society, 1993
Reports on a national study of the extracurricular cultural life and the impact of the mass media on Chinese middle school students. Finds a strong influence of recreational reading, television, music, and videos on middle school students. Presents a four-part course of action designed to strengthen ethical instruction in the schools. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Ethical Instruction, Films
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Winch, Christopher – Westminster Studies in Education, 1993
Asserts that there is a tension between the idea that society is composed of free, rational beings and the view that one group should set themselves up as arbiters for what others should read. Discusses parental rights and the role of parents in determining what books are suitable for children. (CFR)
Descriptors: Censorship, Childrens Literature, Church Role, Elementary Secondary Education
Zakariya, Sally Banks – American School Board Journal, 1985
Evaluates the report of the Commission on Reading, "Becoming a Nation of Readers," which focuses on giving attention to classroom teaching, testing, and teacher education. It gives recommendations for changes in the way reading is taught and includes the list of 17 recommmendations from the report. (MD)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Books, Childrens Literature, Educational Change
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Bhola, H. S. – 1981
The monograph presents the writing of suitable "follow-up" books for new adult readers in developing countries in the dual context of lifelong learning and of support for development by communication. It presents writing for new readers from the perspectives of high level policy makers, reading materials specialists in ministries and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Developing Nations, Editing
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California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. – 1991
A list of almost 300 titles of Spanish language reading materials represents the recommendations of the California Media and Library Educators Association for use with Spanish-speaking, limited-English-proficient students in kindergarten through eighth grade. It is intended as a guide for teachers of Spanish and teachers of English language arts…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Motivation, Limited English Speaking
Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA. – 1986
Continuing the work synthesized in the Commission on Reading report "Becoming a Nation of Readers," this guide charts 31 programs (described in "Educational Programs That Work") validated by the National Diffusion Network that meet the commission's 17 major recommendations. The guide will enable educators to see which of the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Elementary Education