ERIC Number: ED341964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Whole Language in Context.
Whole language is a response to the increased knowledge base about language, literacy, and learning. Whole language educators believe that teachers should have direct access to this knowledge base and be supported in their efforts to use it to inform instructional decisions. This response stands in contrast to more traditional responses in which university educators use the knowledge base to develop instructional innovations and then try to sell teachers these innovations/methods. Debates pro and con whole language are really debates about power and control, and a commitment to teaching as informed, reflective practice necessitates rethinking the roles of university and public school educators as well as reconceptualizing the relationship between them. (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.; Center for the Study of Reading, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers: Educational Issues; Student Empowerment