The authors say the following six beliefs (conventional wisdom) impede change in literacy programs:
- Not all children can become literate with their peers.
- We can measure children’s literacy aptitude.
- Children learn best in homogeneous groups.
- Reading is a hierarchy of increasingly complex skills.
- Some children need slowed-down and more concrete instruction.
- We should use special teachers to meet the needs of some children.
Which do you consider the easiest to let go? Which do you consider the hardest to let go? Why?