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Current Role and Effectiveness of Reading Among Youth

by Paul A. Witty - 1948

The significance in the lives of youth of ability to read effectively has long been recognized. More than ever before, the relationship of reading to successful adjustment is receiving attention. Furthermore, keen interest is being shown in the new and varied purposes for which youth read. It is recognized, too, that if high-school and college students are to become capable citizens, they must not only be trained to comprehend what they read but educated to think about the ideas apprehended and to discriminate among the facts presented in varied types of printed material. This effort is looked upon as part of a larger program in communication that aims to lead young people to react critically, listen intelligently, speak clearly, and write effectively.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 47, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 49 Number 10, 1948, p. 8-26
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20246, Date Accessed: 9/19/2020 9:04:11 AM

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  • Paul Witty
    Northwestern University
    PAUL A. WITTY is a Professor of Education at the Northwestern University
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