ERIC Number: ED253851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Comprehension Revolution: A Twenty-Year History of Process and Practice Related to Reading Comprehension. Reading Education Report No. 57.
Pearson, P. David
Through reflections upon the ideas and events that have shaped current views about reading comprehension and its teaching, this paper characterizes patterns of development in three related domains: theory and research about basic processes in reading comprehension, research about reading comprehension instruction, and practices in teaching reading comprehension (as reflected by what practitioners think and do and by suggestions in basal reader manuals about how to develop children's reading comprehension ability). The paper begins by discussing knowledge and beliefs about reading comprehension in the period from 1965 to 1970. It then presents changes in views of process and practice for the period from 1970 to 1985. Finally, the paper offers some predictions about new ventures in basic research, applied research, and instructional practice. (HOD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.; Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Note: Commentary by Bertram Bruce.