Volume 7, Issue 2 (1978)
Affective Considerations in Reading
American schools have frequently been accused of producing generations of people who can read, but choose not to. Huck(1974) used the term “illiterate literates” to describe such people - they are able to read but lack the interest and desire to do so. It is clear that if the teaching of reading continues to be directed solely to the development of reading skills, and no attempt is made to influence children’s reading attitudes and interests, our efforts may well result in still another generation of illiterate literates.
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