International Handbook of Reading Education

International Handbook of Reading Education

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This work represents the first attempt to study how the process of learning to read is being handled in a broad cross-section of First, Second, and Third World countries. Each of the 26 chapters focuses on a specific country, and was written by an international scholar indigenous to that land. All follow the same basic pattern, and examine such issues as language, reading policy, illiteracy, the rate and diagnosis of reading disabilities, reading readiness programs, teacher qualification procedures, sources and availability of materials, the financing of reading education, and research thrusts.This finding was again confirmed in Becoming a Nation of Readers (Anderson et al., 1985) and in later metaanalyses of existing ... Kenneth Goodman, a leading proponent of the whole- language approach, labeled phonics aquot;the chicken soup of reading instructionaquot; (i.e., a favorite ... for their refusal to consider more ethnographic research favoring a more language-based approach to reading instruction.

Title:International Handbook of Reading Education
Author:John Hladczuk
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 1992-01-01


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