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ERIC Number: ED192587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 18
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On Seeing Red with the "Silent Way".
Seely, Jonathan
As a learner-oriented approach, Gattegno's "Silent Way" has recently been receiving much attention in the teaching of English as a second language. Whereas the cognitive approach to the teaching of language deserves praise, an integral aspect of Gattegno's method includes the introduction of a 37-color alphabet, used in a one-to-one phonics approach now out of favor among reading specialists. There is an inconsistency between Gattegno's rule-oriented approach to syntax and the patternless memorization of color-grapheme correspondences. While there is much good in Gattegno's cognitive approach and subordination of teaching to learning, there is an equal danger of "seeing red" with his colors. (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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