ERIC Number: ED027173
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Publication Date: 1968
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Areas of Confusion in the Development of a Science of Reading.
Kingston, Albert J.
The field of reading needs to be more carefully delineated, and a scientific language must be developed for two distinct areas of concern: reading behavior and reading pedagogy. Theorists as well as practitioners are needed if reading is to develop into a scientifically based discipline. Finding the relationships of reading behaviors to other types of behavior is also necessary. Psychology offers great promise for such study, but the researcher must decide which psychology offers the best approach to studying reading behavior. Possible models are specific constructs in learning theory and in communication theory. Such basic decisions as whether to approach an investigation in a holistic or molar manner, i.e., examining the responses of the whole organism or studying small fragments of behavior, must be made. Identifying what behaviors or processes are unique to reading ability is suggested as a possible starting point. References are included. (CM)
1968 Yearbook of the National Reading Conference.
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Note: Paper presented at National Reading Conference, Los Angeles, Dec. 5-7, 1968.