ERIC Number: ED264544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Toward Practical Theory: A State of Practice Assessment of Reading Comprehension Instruction. Final Report. Volume II.
Harste, Jerome C., Ed.; Stephens, Diane, Ed.
Written for language educators, this volume about reading and research suggests that the theory-practice and research-teaching gaps are dysfunctional and calls for a collaborative pedagogy between colleges and schools to develop a practical theory of reading instruction. In the opening article, Jerome Harste discusses issues that emerged from sitting in special education classrooms observing reading instruction. The second section, "Classroom Insights," contains the following articles: "Curriculum as Theory Driven: Insights from Six Classrooms" (Diane Stephens and Jean Anne Clyde); "Literacy: What Messages Are We Sending?" (Deborah Wells Rowe); "Legitimizing Teachers' Insights" (Sharon Snyder); "Reading Comprehension Instruction: Cause for Reflection" (Barbara Roberts); and "The Value of Reflexivity" (Mark Gabehart). Section three contains an analysis and synthesis of special education reading materials, as well as suggestions for improvement by Avon Crismore, while in the last section Jerome Harste discusses issues raised and suggests 21 policy guidelines for curricular change. (EL)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, College School Cooperation, Curriculum, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Education, Guidelines, Junior High Schools, Learning Disabilities, Literacy, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Reading Skills, Special Education, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship
Language Education Department, 211 Education Building, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.
Note: For volume I see ED 261 350.