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ERIC Number: ED155626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Concerning the Marriage of Research and Practice: A Discussion of the Papers Presented at the Conference in Beginning Reading Instruction, Pittsburgh, April 1976.
Kintsch, Walter
An examination and evaluation of the papers presented at the Pittsburgh conference on the theory and practice of beginning reading instruction shows that there is little interaction between basic research in reading and applied work on reading instruction. Classroom instruction relies more on intuition and experience than on laboratory research, while laboratory research frequently bypasses the issues that are most important in applied reading instruction. The reason for the apparent division between applied work and experimental research in reading is that there is no effective theory of reading. Once an effective model of the reading process exists, reading research and practice will unite, and genuine progress will occur. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Theory and Practice of Beginning Reading Instruction, University of Pittsburgh, Learning Research and Development Center, April 1976; For related documents, see CS 004 132-133, CS 004 135, CS 004 137-173, ED 125 315 and ED 145 399