Introduction The goal of Indian education from the s through the s was to assimilate Indian people into the melting pot of America by placing them in institutions where traditional ways could be replaced by those sanctioned by the government. Federal Indian policy called for the removal of children from their families and in many cases enrollment in a government run boarding school. In this way, the policy makers believed, young people would be immersed in the values and practical knowledge of the dominant American society while also being kept away from any influences imparted by their traditionally-minded relatives.
So, I am going to be talking to you about reading. And I am biased, obviously and enormously: I write for children and for adults. For about 30 years I have been earning my living through my words, mostly by making things up and writing them down.
It is obviously in my interest for people to read, for them to read fiction, for libraries and librarians to exist and help foster a love of reading and places in which reading can occur. But I am much, much more biased as a reader. And I am even more biased as a British citizen. Which supports literacy programs, and libraries and individuals and nakedly and wantonly encourages the act of reading.
Because, they tell us, everything changes when we read. I want to talk about what reading does. I was once in New York, and I listened to a talk about the building of private prisons — a huge growth industry in America. The prison industry needs to plan its future growth — how many cells are they going to need?
How many prisoners are there going to be, 15 years from now? But there are very real correlations. And I think some of those correlations, the simplest, come from something very simple. Literate people read fiction. Fiction has two uses. And it forces you to learn new words, to think new thoughts, to keep going.
To discover that reading per se is pleasurable. And reading is key. There were noises made briefly, a few years ago, about the idea that we were living in a post-literate world, in which the ability to make sense out of written words was somehow redundant, but those days are gone: People who cannot understand each other cannot exchange ideas, cannot communicate, and translation programs only go so far.
The simplest way to make sure that we raise literate children is to teach them to read, and to show them that reading is a pleasurable activity. And that means, at its simplest, finding books that they enjoy, giving them access to those books, and letting them read them.
Comics have been decried as fostering illiteracy. No such thing as a bad writer There are no bad authors for children, that children like and want to read and seek out, because every child is different.
They can find the stories they need to, and they bring themselves to stories.
This is the first time the child has encountered it. Do not discourage children from reading because you feel they are reading the wrong thing.
Fiction you do not like is a route to other books you may prefer.A school library (or a school library media center) is a library within a school where students, staff, and often, parents of a public or private school have access to a variety of resources.
The goal of the school library media center is to ensure that all members of the school community have equitable access "to books and reading, to. Libraries served as a place where residents could hold their community events, but this was a function they shared with school auditoriums.
There’s no shortage of places to hold community events. The Library of Alexandria, in Egypt, was the largest and most significant great library of the ancient world. It flourished under the patronage of the Ptolemaic dynasty and functioned as a major center of scholarship from its construction in the 3rd century BC until the Roman conquest of Egypt in 30 BC.
The library was conceived and opened either during the reign of Ptolemy I Soter (– “CNM Libraries is a beacon for learning and innovation in a collaborative environment where individual freedom and social responsibility flourish and the college-wide vision of Changing Lives and Building Community is honored and enhanced.".
Censorship in School Libraries The most debatable and controversial form of censorship today is the banning of books in school libraries. Banning books that educate students is wrong and selfish.
for censorship as it protects the innocence of members in a society and prevents public outbursts. The essay will conclude by explaining the. Every Tuesday evening, a small corner of the Blount County Public Library (TN) turns into a land of fantasy, dragons, enemies and magic for a group of more than a dozen young Dungeons and Dragons enthusiasts and adult gamers.