ERIC Number: ED028905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-May
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The Use of Theoretical Models in Reading. Highlights of the 1965 Pre-Convention Institutes.
Courtney, Brother Leonard, Ed.
Three papers are presented, and each is followed by two reactions. The first paper presents methods of dealing with questions about the conduct of scientific theorizing. The theory-models approach is explained as a mode for conducting part of the theory construction tasks required in the complete act of scientific inquiry. In the second paper a summary of research on reading acquisition is presented to demonstrate the importance of integrated-functional learning theory in dealing with human behavior. The third paper presents fundamental postulates common to the General Open Systems Theory and the Substrata-Factor Theory. Hierarchical working systems are noted for content areas. The sequential proration technique is seen as possibly providing a basis for determining the extent of a particular subsystem's impact on the suprasystem. Diagrams and references are included. (RT)
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Models, Motivation, Reading, Reading Research, Scientific Methodology, Theories, Vocabulary
International Reading Association, 6 Tyre Ave., Newark, Delaware 19711 ($1.00 to members, $1.25 to nonmembers)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Identifiers: General Open Systems Theory; Integrated Functional Learning Theory; Substrata Factor Theory