ERIC Number: ED315740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
"Beginning To Read: Thinking and Learning about Print" by Marilyn Jager Adams. A Summary.
Stahl, Steven A.; And Others
Prepared for teachers, school administrators, parents, and other members of the interested public, this summary of Marilyn Jager Adams'"Beginning to Read: Thinking and Learning about Print" selects from the complex and extensive body of research in the book to present a more direct but much less detailed account of useful, research-based information on beginning reading. Both the book and the summary review, evaluate, and integrate information from the fields of cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, educational psychology, education, linguistics, computer science, and anthropology. Chapters in the summary include: (1) "Words and Meanings: From an Age-Old Problem to a Contemporary Crisis"; (2) Research about Readers: Two Perspectives"; (3) "Preparing Young Children to Read"; (4) "Moving into Reading"; and (5) "Words and Meaning: Toward a Resolution." Nineteen pages of references and notes are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Educational Trends, Literature Reviews, Phonics, Primary Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Research Utilization, State of the Art Reviews, Theory Practice Relationship
University of Illinois, Summary, P.O. Box 2276, Station A, Champaign, IL 61825-2276 ($5.00 a copy, up to 50; $200 for box of 50).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.; Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.