Bennington Banner Newspaper Archives Aug 4 1966, Page 9

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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - August 4, 1966, Bennington, Vermont Phonetics seen key to Reading by of a Pauley up women s editor new York up a the great debate goes on Why Johnny can to read and whether he would be better Able to of he were taught Reading the Basic Abc s Way. To Watson Washburn a new York attorney and president of the Reading Reform foundation the answer to Johnny a problem is simple As abcs Start the children learning the alphabet first and Start them Early a a some children can learn to read at three and four a he said. Washburn state representatives of the foundation educators and others dealing with illiteracy and school dropout problems met this morning in new York for the fifth annual conference of the foundation. Main objectives to plan new Battle courses against what Washburn called the a look and guess method of Reading. This method in its simplest form shows a child a picture and a word. He a to recognize the word henceforth from picture association a a a cat to go with a picture of same. To Washburn the introduction 40 years ago of the a whole word shape teaching method instead of phonetics is the a greatest blow to civilization since the dark rites failure in an interview before the conference Washburn blamed it for what he called an All time High rate in 1964, of draft rejections because of illiteracy for a role in the massive school dropout numbers which worry parents educators and the . Government alike and for much of the nations juvenile delinquency and older criminal element. A Reading ability in our country probably is at its worst right now a Washburn contends a although the tide in the last few years has begun to turn. I would estimate about 25 per cent of elementary schools have returned to phonics. Once their results Are seen there will be pressure on other schools. A a few More years and this horrible catastrophe will end a said Washburn. A a in a encouraged. The Job then will be to pick up and teach the illiterate Washburn charged that in 1964, 29.9 per cent of men eligible for draft were rejected because of poor Reading ability a a it had been about 25 per cent for the preceding 25 a of course a he said a we have to consider these figures in Light of men in College and draft exempt. But think of it. The millions who can to read turns to a rime As for dropouts Washburn observed Quot of you can to read you might As Well quit school. But of you can to read you can to get a Job either so often the turn is to crime. Young criminals Many of the older ones Are frequently Washburn who led his classes at Harvard and Columbia University Law school started his Campaign for return to phonics some 15 years ago perturbed when he found a my grand nieces at Brearley an exclusive school for girls in new York weren to Reading before organizing the foundation formally in 1961, he consulted with Heads of some 200 private preparatory schools a a hardly schools for the underprivileged but almost All teaching remedial Reading. About erne third of the headmasters joined our committee right Washburn blamed a misguided men at Columbia for the word association method of teaching. A forty years ago a he said a there was no such occupation As remedial Reading teachers. Now there Are thousands. Teaching remedial Reading even at the College level. 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