ERIC Number: ED210667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
"Classics" in Reading: A Survey.
A survey of Canadian and United States reading education faculty was conducted to find out if there was a consensus as to the "classic" works in the field of reading research. The questionnaire included a brief definition of "classic study" and invited respondents to list works under five general headings: (1) sociology/sociolinguistics of reading, (2) physiology/physiolinguistics of reading, (3) psychology/psycholinguistics of reading, (4) teaching of reading, and (5) evaluation of reading. A total of 371 educators responded, providing 1,385 citations that represented 183 different works and 65 authors. The majority of works cited fell under the categories of psychology/psycholinguistics and the teaching of reading, while the smallest number was in the area of sociology/sociolinguistics. Works by ten authors, representing a historical span of 60 years, accounted for 53% of the total citations. (A listing of the cited works is attached.) (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; United States
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (31st, Dallas, TX, December 2-5, 1981).