ERIC Number: ED136210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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Toward a Psychology of Reading; The Proceedings of the CUNY (City University of New York) Conferences.
Reber, Arthur S., Ed.; Scarborough, Don L., Ed.
This volume suggests not only that the reading process is more complex than previously assumed but that, like so many other cognitive and linguistic skills, the richness and depth of the complexity increase the more closely it is examined. Each chapter focuses upon various aspects of the reading process and provides for possible innovations and pedagogic developments that take into account previously unrecognized components. The first two chapters trace the historical evolution of writing systems and analyze the cognitive processes that are uniquely invoked by each. Later chapters examine the role of visual patterning, eye movements and perceptual spans, phonetic segmentation and recoding, reading comprehension and text structure, relationships between reading programs and cognitive demands, and assessment of reading skills. (AA)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Cognitive Processes, Conference Reports, Decoding (Reading), Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, Psychological Studies, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Research, Reading Tests, Visual Perception
Halsted Press, A Division of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 605 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10016 ($18.00 cloth)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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