ERIC Number: ED214157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Towards a New Theory of Reading Instruction.
Parsons, James B.; Dillon, David
The orthodox view of reading instruction has generally emphasized instruction in three areas: emergent reading skills, word attack skills, and the analytic study of literature. A more powerful and appropriate model for reading instruction would retain the emergent reading skills and word attack skills and divide the study of literature into hermeneutic study and personal study. By expanding reading instruction to allow opportunities for hermeneutic and personal study, students can more constructively use reading to make sense out of and gain greater understanding of their lives. Such an expanded view also recognizes that the background the students bring to their reading can energize the interaction between writer and reader. (Appendixes include 15 differences between skills and psycholinguistic approaches to reading and an outline of important philosophical considerations in extending a reader's reading.) (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hermeneutics; Schemata; Word Attack Skills
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (27th, Chicago, IL, April 26-30, 1982).