ERIC Number: ED146556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Reading 1967-1977: A Decade of Change and Promise. Fastback 97.
Chall, Jeanne S.
An overview of some of the important developments in the psychology and teaching of reading during the past ten years is presented in this booklet. Four developments that are characteristic of the decade are described in an introduction: reading and social conscience, growth in reading research, increase in interdisciplinary advisory committees, and growth in the professions of reading. Central issues during this period focused on how to teach the beginning reader, when to start instruction, concern for mature reading, reading and learning disabilities, early prediction and intervention, testing and evaluation, readability measurment, and environmental factors related to reading development. Each issue is discussed in a separate section; a bibliography completes the booklet. (KS)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Beginning Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Readability, Reading, Reading Development, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Theories
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth & Union, Box 789, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($0.75 non-member, $0.60 member)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.