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ERIC Number: ED039107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 11
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Critical Reading - Critical Thinking and College Reading.
Follman, John
Underlying assumptions, enhancement procedures, and problems associated with the enhancement of critical reading were discussed. Empirical evidence was cited to demonstrate that critical reading could be defined as overlapping substantially with critical thinking and as sharing with critical thinking a very large verbal component, particularly vocabulary and reasoning and classifying activities. Documentation was provided to show that critical reading is a desired educational objective and also that critical reading can be developed. Approaches to enhance students' critical reading-critical thinking ability were cited: development of vocabulary ability; propaganda analysis; practice with verbal evidence, scientific methods, reasoning; practice in inferring beyond literal meaning; analysis of affective and value language; and games. Typical problems associated with the enhancement of critical reading-critical thinking were cited: inadequate vocabulary ability; reaction evoked by questioning, critical reading-critical thinking of traditional attitudes and values; lack of suitable materials; measurement and evaluation; effectiveness of different enhancement approaches; and transfer. (Author/NH)
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Note: Paper presented at the College Reading Association conference, Philadelphia, Pa., Mar. 19-21, 1970