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ERIC Number: ED149272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 198
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The Cross-Cultural Approach to Reading.
Simpkins, Gary Alexander
The cross-cultural approach to reading, which involves a structured, individualized sequence of learning activities, was designed to accommodate the culture and language of black "nonmainstream" students. The approach includes two teaching/learning strategies: associative bridging, the process of beginning with students' familiar dialect and then extending learning to the standard American English dialect, and peer control, involving small-group, oral reading exercises that draw heavily on the black oral tradition. The teacher using the cross-cultural approach assumes three roles: manager of behavior, manager of materials, and individual learning consultant. Two evaluative studies of the program model for the cross-cultural approach provided a basis for revision and future development, and a field test indicated that the program model was a valuable approach for teaching reading to black nonmainstream students. (Author/GW)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Massachusetts