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Reading Development in Other Curriculum Areas

by John J. DeBoer & Gertrude Whipple - 1961

This chapter develops the view that teachers in the various curriculum areas are largely responsible for the development of reading ability. It stresses the fact that reading is central to most school subjects and important in nearly all of them. It considers the processes of reading and thinking as inseparable. Although a modern, enriched curriculum embraces many nonreading experiences in all areas of study, reading remains the major source of knowledge, stimulation, insight, and pleasure.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 60, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 62 Number 9, 1961, p. 54-74
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19870, Date Accessed: 10/24/2021 12:06:51 PM

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  • John DeBoer
    University of Illinois
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    JOHN J. DEBOER is Professor of Education at the University of Illinois.
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