ERIC Number: ED067640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship Between Perceptual Development and the Acquisition of Reading Skill. Final Report.
Gibson, Eleanor J.
The work described in this report is aimed at understanding the role of cognitive development, especially perceptual development, in the reading process and its acquisition. The papers included describe: (1) a theory of perceptual learning, (2) an investigation of the perception of morphological information, (3) the role of categorical semantic information in a visual search task, (4) an investigation of orthographic structure in a visual search task, (5) the role of both syntactic and semantic information in an experiment involving anagram solution, (6) a comparative study of auditory and visual temporal presentations of Morse-code-like patterns, and (7) the design for an investigation of perceptual ordering strategies in relation to categorization in recall. These studies shift the emphasis in reading research from decoding to realizing the syntactic and semantic information; incorporating the rule systems that differentiate reading from the rote learning; and developing economical, adaptive ways of processing the encoded message. (See CS 000 177.) (Author/TO)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Dept. of Psychology.