ERIC Number: ED136215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Research Directions and the Design of Reading Instruction.
McNeil, John D.
Three areas of psychological research seem to hold implications for reading instruction. First, findings about the long-term effects of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation may be considered a challenge to popular technologies of instruction. Authors of highly structured systems, for example, tend to rely upon reinforcement to strengthen a child's newly acquired conceptual responses rather than to attend to competing spontaneous responses. The second area of research deals with the relative effectiveness of different word recognition strategies. The value of semantic and syntactic word recognition strategies and the kinds of exercises by which learners acquire them are reviewed. The third set of studies from which implications can be drawn deals with the comprehension of text material. There is a potential need, for example, for exercises which help learners create images during the reading process. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 1977)