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ERIC Number: ED052899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 11
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Learning Modalities--Should They Be Considered?
Jones, John Paul
The author summarizes and reviews seven research studies which seek to determine the role of individual modal preference as related to learning to read. The seven studies are by Bateman (1968); Robinson (1968); Jones (1970); Bruininks (1968); Cripe (1966); de Hirsh, Jansky, and Langford (1966); and Bursuk (1971). Of these studies, only Bursuk firmly supports the theory that the modal preference of an individual should be considered in teaching him to read. All seven studies concentrate on studying visual and auditory modalities. The author feels that it would be extremely difficult to find an approach for teaching which would eliminate almost entirely the role of either the visual or auditory mode. A second problem he mentions is the identification of modal preference--for this purpose a modal preference test considering both the conceptual and the perceptual aspects of learning should be developed. He concludes that more experimentation is needed to assure the testing of modal preference and its relationship to learning. References are included. (AW)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the International Reading Association, Atlantic City, N.J., Apr. 19-23, 1971