ERIC Number: ED028032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Bold Action Programs for the Disadvantaged: Elementary Reading.
The following five characteristics of successful reading projects for the disadvantaged are discussed as a basis for appraising ESEA/Title I programs: (1) a child need-centered emphasis, (2) provision for teacher education, (3) use of multidisciplinary and paraprofessional personnel, (4) parent involvement, and (5) evaluation procedures. Current reading programs at the preschool, primary, and intermediate levels, operating primarily in Detroit and Los Angeles, are described. They involve comparisons of methods, the use of lay aides and reading consultants, communication skills and summer study centers, teacher training, language experience enrichment, and use of phonetic materials. The personal, social, and learning characteristics of the disadvantaged child are described; some current materials are evaluated; and recommendations for developing superior instructional materials for the disadvantaged are made. Finally, children's books dealing with nonwhite minorities are analyzed under the categories of folktales, biographies, and books about minority problems and character depiction. References and a bibliography of children's books are included. (CM)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Disadvantaged Youth, Folk Culture, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Experience Approach, Minority Group Children, Reading Centers, Reading Materials, Reading Programs, Teacher Aides, Teaching Methods
International Reading Association, 6 Tyre Ave., Newark, Delaware 19711 ($1.50 to members, $1.75 to nonmembers).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.