ERIC Number: ED054922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The Information Base for Reading: A Critical Review of the Information Base for Current Assumptions Regarding the Status of Instruction and Achievement in Reading in the United States.
The final report of a project designed to review that status of reading achievement, instruction, and teacher education represents the results of a wide literature search covering the years 1960-70. A search of the ERIC system was supplemented by use of general and specialized references. Documents dealing with the subjects of literacy, instructional methods and materials, and teacher education were analyzed using the Gephart Covergence Technique and summarized for this report. Conclusions from the project were (1) that improvement in reading achievement is still needed for the general population, (2) that methods of teaching reading currently in use do not vary much in their effectiveness, (3) that no broadly accepted model for reading methods is available, and (4) that a comprehensive synthesis of research findings in reading is not possible at this time. Appendixes contain forms used for analysis and tables of results. Also included is a bibliography of approximately 1,800 items, all of which were reviewed for the project. (MS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Berkeley, CA.