ERIC Number: ED314730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Perspectives of Reading/Writing Connections. Occasional Paper No. 130.
McCarthey, Sarah J.; Raphael, Taffy E.
This paper describes three alternative perspectives--information processing, social constructivism, and Piagetian/naturalist--of reading/writing connections and suggests instructional implications influenced by the three perspectives. The paper explores each theory in terms of basic assumptions, related research, and strengths and limitations and then relates this information to the role of the teacher, the role of the student, and the role of the classroom environment. The paper suggests that although each approach provides a different lens for examining the relationships between reading and writing, the theories work together to build a picture of the converging processes of reading and writing. (Eighty-four references are attached.) (KEH)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cognitive Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Piagetian Theory, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Research, Reading Writing Relationship, Teacher Role, Theory Practice Relationship, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Research
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.