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Did You See "Main Ideas and Important Details" by Ron Cramer and Hal Cafone? The authors describe their reactions to teachers at the IRA Convention in Anaheim, California, who "scurried about snatching free literature, pleading for free copies, and lugging huge shopping bags full of loot back to their hotel rooms." Cramer and Cafone state ". . . it saddens one to realize that teachers are still looking outward for salvation when they ought to be looking inward." They maintain that real change in the teaching profession will not come from new materials and programs or innovative methods and equipment. Instead teachers should "look inward to their own resources, talents, humor, inventiveness, genius, persistence, love, generosity, and intelligence." This brief but valuable article appears in the spring 1970 issue of The Michigan Reading Journal. We urge you to read it in its entirety.

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