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Teach Them All to Read


reviewed by Roma Gans 1970

coverTitle: Teach Them All to Read
Author(s): S. Allan Cohen
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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To plan a book which includes theory, method, and materials for teaching the disadvantaged to read is an ambitious one. This S. Allan Cohen has done in Teach Them All To Read with considerable de­tail, especially in those chapters relating to diagnoses and treatment of the handicapped, Chapters Four, Five, and Six. Although the book is focused on the disadvantaged, there is much included that is relevant to teaching all children to read. Chapters Seven, Eight, and Nine spe­cifically are directed toward teaching all children to read in preschool and elementary school. Cohen's background in Mobilization For Youth and the fact that his work has been concentrated in New York City are reflected in his emphasis. He draws from his work with deprived children and youth who have become crippled by ignorance and prejudice both in and out of schools. If all educators and soon-to-be educators would read the first two chapters, they might catch Cohen's depth of un­derstanding for many of today's children and youth. The sections... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 72 Number 1, 1970, p. 153-155
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1694, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 8:33:26 AM

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