ERIC Number: ED214118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of the Trends in Vocabulary Research and the Effects of Prior Knowledge on Instructional Strategies for Vocabulary Acquisition.
Johnson, Dale D.; And Others
In presenting a historical overview of trends in vocabulary research, this paper emphasizes the importance of word knowledge as a critical component in reading comprehension. It describes research examining current psychological and pedagogical models as they relate to vocabulary knowledge, and explores vocabulary research in the area of specific teaching strategies as it has grown out of previous vocabulary research findings. It then presents several teaching strategies that reflect an information processing orientation and describes semantic mapping and semantic feature analysis procedures, as well as other, more conventional vocabulary instructional strategies. (Author/FL)
Descriptors: Context Clues, Cultural Influences, Educational Trends, Learning Theories, Prior Learning, Reading Comprehension, Reading Research, Research Utilization, Semantics, Teaching Methods, Trend Analysis, Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, Word Recognition
analysis procedures, as well as other, more conventional,
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.
Identifiers: Keywords; Semantic Features
Note: Report from the Program on Student Diversity and Classroom Processes: Skill Development--Language Arts.