ERIC Number: ED086961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
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Psychology of Reading: Foundations of Instruction.
Robeck, Mildred Coen; Wilson, John A. R.
This book focuses on how individuals learn to read, how motivations for reading or avoiding reading are built, how the cognitive characteristics of the learner can be used to select the most promising beginning approach, and how self-directed reading extends the cognitive and the affective world of the reader. The book covers the interaction of sensory systems and contains a discussion of clinical analysis of reading with techniques for classifying, diagnosing, and instructing students who have failed. The book treats conceptual-creative levels of reading which incorporate the reader's background into a hierarchical approach to comprehension, and it approaches reading as part of a communication sequence that emphasizes an extended period of input as basic to understanding. The book is divided into five parts: "Introduction,""Interaction of Affective and Cognitive Learning,""Sensory Discrimination of Symbols,""Diagnosis, Testing, and Evaluation," and "Learning-Motivation Theory in Reading Instruction." It concludes with a glossary of reading terms, an analysis of reading systems, an evaluation of reading tests, an observation checklist for teachers, and sources of tests and reading programs. (RB)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Communication (Thought Transfer), Learning Processes, Motivation Techniques, Primary Education, Psychology, Reading Comprehension, Reading Development, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Difficulty, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Skills, Teaching Methods
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 605 Third Ave., New York, New York 10016 ($11.95 cloth)
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