ERIC Number: ED033011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Learning to Read: The Great Debate. EKNE Research Review.
Hunt, Lyman C.
A review of Jeanne Chall's book "Learning to Read: The Great Debate" is presented. A summary of the book's research and a reaction to its content are offered. The following four elements considered important to effective reading instruction are listed: (1) teacher competence, (2) pacing, (3) method, and (4) content (motivation). The manner in which the book treats these four elements is examined. Dr. Chall's emphasis on methodology is questioned, and the need for emphasis on the whole learning environment and the teachers' role in beginning reading instruction is pointed out. (RT)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Content Analysis, Methods, Pacing, Reading Research, Research Reviews (Publications), Teacher Qualifications
Department of Elementary-Kindergarten-Nursery Education, National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($0.20)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Elementary, Kindergarten, and Nursery Educators, Washington, DC.