ERIC Number: ED098543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Toward a Context for Black Reading Research.
Smith, Arthur L.
Several working assumptions regarding black reading behavior and alternative contexts for black reading research are presented in this paper along with an attempt to seek the fundamental bases of perception, that is, reading knowledge in the folk wisdom of people. The paper also discusses the influence of cultural and environmental factors on the process of socialization and education, and creates a bridge between reading and speech communication theorists. The paper concludes that the reading program which understands the different perspectives of black culture will be able to apply theories and methods of aural or visual environments, or a combination of those environments so that the reading student is able to utilize the wisdom of his environment. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 1974)