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ERIC Number: ED317948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-30
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Best Ideas: Sources and Influences.
Nix, Sarah Beach
"Best ideas" are chosen because they correspond with and confirm existing beliefs, are perceived as advantageous, are relatively uncomplicated, and can be experimented with. "Best ideas" for reading instruction would be chosen both by reading professionals at the university and by teachers in the classroom on the basis of which ideas correspond with their existing theoretical orientation to the reading process and their beliefs about the type of instruction that should be delivered. Best ideas come from a teacher's peers, school reading specialists, university classes, methods textbooks, inservice presentations, experts in the field, journals, professional meetings, and commercial reading materials. The best ideas in reading instruction (increasing background knowledge, using a wide variety of reading materials, encouraging permanent interest in reading, and integrating reading with other subject areas) have not really changed since the 1920s. What has changed is how best to achieve those aims. Educational research has brought diversification to the field of reading instruction and will lead to more and changing "best ideas" for reading instruction. (Forty references are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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