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ERIC Number: ED214114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 14
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Bible References by Computer for Adult Reading Teachers.
Cranney, A. Garr
A study was conducted to identify Bible references useful to adult reading teachers in special educational settings. Bible references to reading were first identified by analyzing papers written by education students on the Bible and the teaching of reading. From these papers, 49 key words relating to reading found in the Bible were identified. Using a computerized text of the King James version, those reading-related words, when entered on the computer, generated about 4,800 passages. A reference list was selected from those passages considered to have substantial relevance to reading instruction and was organized under topic headings familiar to reading teachers, such as understanding, reading difficulty, and effects of reading. The language section included concepts best considered in a religious framework. The need for readers to be guided, given sense, and caused to understand reading is supported by several passages under reading purposes and promises, and interested teachers will also find copious evidence of use of reading as a teaching device in the life of Christ. Some of the passages generated in the study were less important but familiar in their interest in education. More significant were references emphasizing the importance of reading. The study raised the question of whether other prominent religious documents are as supportive of the teaching of reading as the Bible. (The reference list of Bible passages and their headings is attached.) (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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