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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 1996
Considers the influence of Herman H. Horne (1874-1946), an idealist in the philosophy of education, who emphasized mental development or cultivation of the intellect as being the major goal of instruction. (PA)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education
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Wilson, Timothy L. -Y.; Fite, Kathy – Reading Improvement, 1997
States that current trends encourage the integration of the curriculum which provides challenges for software programs that have been considered in other curricular areas. Finds that word processing software programs have the capability to not only enhance the mathematics program but also to integrate language arts into this instruction. (PA)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Educational Trends, Elementary Education
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Pollak, Judy P. – Reading Improvement, 1994
Discusses the elements and activities in the workshop approach that motivate middle level students to begin to love to read and write. Examines the basic needs of students--survival, belonging, power, freedom, and fun. (RS)
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Junior High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools
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Potter, Les – Reading Improvement, 1996
Discusses the goals and objectives of committees of the Mobile County school district in Alabama, which were set up to evaluate the current state of reading instruction. Discusses trends, the current situation, where they want to be, and current research. (RS)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Education
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Zalud, Garreth G.; Hoag, Constance C. – Reading Improvement, 1995
Argues that there is widespread use of unproved techniques in the teaching of reading. Argues that the best approach is to combine the best aspects of different positions. Offers 10 guidelines for reading instruction. (SR)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Instruction
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 1998
Focuses on one procedure in whole-language reading instruction--individualized reading. Pinpoints a need for an adequate supply of appropriate library books to read and opportunities for pupils in a committee to have a group conference with the teacher. Cites selected issues that need resolving when heavy emphasis is placed upon phonics…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Individualized Reading, Instructional Effectiveness, Phonics
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 1997
States that the reading teacher needs to study diverse methods of teaching reading. Finds that the method chosen should harmonize with the pupil's present achievement and ability level. Considers that a major goal in teaching reading is to guide pupils to solve problems. (PA)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Problem Solving, Reading Achievement
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Brown, David L.; Briggs, L. D. – Reading Improvement, 1987
Asserts that the reading and writing relationship must be reinforced in classroom methodology, and offers seven guidelines for connecting reading and writing in children's literacy development. (MM)
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Beginning Reading, Beginning Writing, Instructional Effectiveness