ERIC Number: ED023538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Global Theory of Reading--and Linguistics.
Lerner, Janet W.
The Reading Teacher, v21 n5 p416-421 Feb 1968
A proposed framework for a global theory of reading divides the total reading area into the following major systems: (1) the distinct reading skills and abilities which are involved with what the child can achieve, (2) the reading-learning process of the child which is involved with how he acquires reading skills, and (3) the actual teaching of reading which involves the impact of the teacher, class, and school environment on the child's learning processes. In the first system, linguistics can contribute to word perception and comprehension because of its emphasis on phoneme-grapheme relationships and intonation. In the second system, linguistics can contribute through emphasis on the relationship of a child's own language or dialect to his developmental and thinking processes. In the third system, linguistics has little to contribute. The systems are discussed in detail. References are listed. (BS)
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Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.