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ERIC Number: ED136240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Identifying the Basic Elements of Critical Reading.
Schnell, Thomas R.
A review of the professional and research literature suggests that definitions of critical reading remain tenuous and somewhat conflicting, largely because of the weakness in validity of current tests of critical reading. Ability to read or think critically appears to be closely related to general mental ability and may be dependent on literal reading ability. Specific instruction in various types of critical reading skills of college-age students does affect performance on critical reading tests, leading to the conclusion that critical reading is a skill which can be taught. Further, it is an important trait in those who may lead our society in the future. Given all the above, the next logical step is to develop ways and materials to aid in the teaching of critical reading skills. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (22nd, Miami Beach, Florida, May 2-6, 1977)