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ERIC Number: ED020087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Pages: 34
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SPEED READING--IS THE PRESENT EMPHASIS DESIRABLE.
BERGER, ALLEN
THE RESEARCH RESULTS FOR SEVEN AREAS OF THE SPEED READING CONTROVERSY ARE REPORTED. TERMINOLOGY FOR THE PROGRAM IS A PROBLEM AREA. MANY PEOPLE CONTEND THAT SPEED READING IS NOT READING IN THE TRADITIONAL SENSE. MEASUREMENT IS OFTEN LIMITED OR EMPHASIZES READING RATE ONLY. FIRMS, ESPECIALLY THOSE NOT CLOSELY CONNECTED WITH SCHOOLS, SOMETIMES MAKE CONTROVERSIAL CLAIMS FOR ADVERTISING. THE ABILITY TO PERCEIVE WORDS SIMULTANEOUSLY IS DEBATABLE. THE DEGREE OF RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SUBVOCALIZATION AND COMPREHENSION IS QUESTIONABLE. THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MACHINE TEACHING VS NONMACHINE TEACHING IS A MAJOR POINT OF CONTENTION. ALSO, RESEARCH ON READING RATE IS SOMETIMES INADEQUATE. AS A RESULT OF RESEARCH FINDINGS, THE FOLLOWING ARE PROPOSED--(1) THE USE OF AN EYE EXAM, (2) THE USE OF MORE FORMAL PRE- AND POST-TESTING PROCEDURES, AND (3) INCREASED COOPERATION BY COMMERCIAL FIRMS, CORPORATIONS, AND COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY READING CENTERS IN PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR PROGRAMS. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS GIVEN. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE (BOSTON, APRIL 24-27, 1968). (BS)
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Identifiers: BRAAM SHELDON FLEXIBILITY OF READING TEST; NELSON DENNY READING TEST; Robinson Hall Reading Tests of History; VAN WAGENEN RATE OF COMPREHENSION TEST