ERIC Number: ED256245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Avenues for Chronicling and Researching the History of College Reading and Study Skills Instruction. College Reading and Learning Assistance Technical Report 85-01.
Stahl, Norman A.; And Others
Major historical work or chronicles of the field of college reading and study-skills instruction are identified, and 10 directions for further historical research are proposed. One approach for recounting the field's history is extensive chronicles that integrate a multitude of primary and secondary historical sources. The second major category of historical literature consists of historical summaries or outlines of the field, which highlight events or trends in the field. Compared to chronicles, summaries are less ambitious in their coverage of the occurrences and concerns of the varied areas. Works in the third category, historically important monographs and texts, were not issued initially as historical discussions but have assised the college reading specialist in understanding trends. The following topics for future historical research are considered: judging the impact of historical events, focusing on an era, assessing the impact of individuals, consulting the experienced, noting trends in programs, tracing changes in materials, observing changes across textbook editions, judging innovation, appraising elements of instrumentation, and creating archives. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta.