ERIC Number: ED330995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
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Designing the Holographic Whole Language Program. Opinion Paper.
A paper describes how David Bohm's holographic world view can be used to design a whole language program. Characterized by interconnectedness and multidimensionality, Bohm's holographic paradigm joins Eastern and Western belief systems in an old fashion pursuit of wisdom, on the one hand, and a new fashion pursuit of solutions to nonlinear problems in chaotic systems, on the other. These two characteristics, in turn, inform the design of a whole language program that combines procedural knowledge (k-w-l, know-want-learn, learning strategy and D. N. Perkins' knowledge as design); declarative knowledge (great world literature); and cooperative learning. The program helps each non-elite middle school student to reach full height as a maker of knowledge others will want to read, hear, or see. (Author/SG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Bohm (David); Directed Reading Thinking Activities
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Teaching African-American Students To Write and Think (Philadelphia, PA, April 1990).