ERIC Number: ED265506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
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Contexts of Reading. Advances in Discourse Processes Series. Volume XVIII.
Hedley, Carolyn N., Ed.; Baratta, Anthony N., Ed.
Focusing on the reading-thinking-learning process, the classrooms in which such processes occur, and the means for studying these processes, this book presents essays on teaching, learning, and assessing the reading process. The first section contains essays on learning contexts that are interactive and participatory, while essays in the second part deal with reading instruction itself. The third part deals with personal and cultural variations in language and reading development. The essays in the fourth part discuss sociolinguistic and ethnographic approaches to assessing reading instruction, and teachers as reading researchers. The essays and their authors are as follows: (1) "Communicating in Classrooms: Research on Reading Groups" (Louise Cherry Wilkinson); (2) "Classroom Contexts for Learning" (Rita S. Brause); (3) "Decision Making in School and Classroom Contexts" (Anthony N. Baratta); (4) "Toward a Composing Model of Reading" (Robert J. Tierney and P. David Pearson); (5) "Writing, Reading, and Learning" (Bryant Fillion); (6) "The Curriculum as Language" (Carolyn N. Hedley); (7) "Achieving Cognitive Synthesis of Separate Language Skills: Implications for Improving Literacy" (Roy O. Freedle); (8) "Reading and Writing with Computers" (Brian D. Monahan); (9) "Reading and the Special Learner: Variations in Language and Reading Development" (Rosa A. Hagin); (10) "The ESL Reading Class: Reality or Unreality" (Carlos A. Yorio); (11) "Looking at Reading Instruction: Sociolinguistic and Ethnographic Approaches" (David Bloome and Judith Green); and (12) "Teachers as Reading Researchers" (Donald R. Gallo). (HTH)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Acquisition, Language Processing, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Reading Writing Relationship, Research Methodology, Teacher Researchers, Teaching Methods
Ablex Publishing Corporation, 355 Chestnut St., Norwood, NJ 07648 ($32.50 hardcover--ISBN-0-89391-294-8; $19.95 softcover--ISBN-0-89391-364-2).
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