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ERIC Number: ED059844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Pages: 19
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Developmental Processes and Reading Processes: Invalid Inferences from the Former to the Latter.
Athey, Irene
The author reviews findings in perception, cognition, psycholinguistics, and motivation, concentrating on the development of these processes in the nonreading and beginning reading child rather than in the mature processes of a skilled reader. She offers the following conclusions: (1) Research in perception suggests that there are developmental aspects which affect abilities at different ages. (2) Attempts to trace the development of cognition have resulted in conflicting conclusions based on equally conflicting theories. (3) Development of language abilities, once thought to occur quite early, now appears to extend toward adolescence, and when related to reading must be evaluated in light of social, political, and dialectal contexts, and (4) Attempts to describe theories of motivation must also take social and cultural factors into account. In summary, the author argues that educators must consider the findings in other fields, but must scrutinize them carefully before adopting them to reading. A bibliography is included. (MS)
National Reading Conference, Inc., Marquette University, 1217 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 53233
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Tampa, Fla., Dec. 1971