chapter  10
11 Pages

Conclusion

WithRamin Minovi

Most colleges of education are, of course, run by Education Authorities, and while there have been great improvements in recent years, the continued failure of a number of them to provide adequate courses in the teaching of reading can only be described as disgraceful. Infant teachers complain, too, that good readers slip back because the junior school teachers do not realise, or have not been shown, that the teaching of reading and language skills needs to be continued. Even if adequate facilities and courses were universally provided, it is doubtful whether courses which concentrated on teaching the teaching of reading to prospective infant school teachers would really fill the bill. There are indications too of moves towards specialist reading teachers, and even reading departments in some schools, although they are more likely to be set up in secondary schools.