ERIC Number: ED317975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reading Comprehension Instruction 1783-1987: A Review of Trends and Research.
Robinson, H. Alan; And Others
This book examines the methods, materials, outcomes, and technologies of past literacy practice, with special focus on the teaching of reading comprehension. The book presents a study of published texts on reading comprehension instruction in America in the "preresearch" period (1783-1910), as well as published research reports from 1910 through 1987. The book argues that many of the trends in comprehension instruction can be traced to developments in American psychology and looks at future directions for both the practitioner and the researcher. A review of all the studies focused on reading comprehension instruction discussed in the book and an alphabetical listing by author of each study are included in the appendixes. (KEH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Educational History, Elementary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Surveys, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Trend Analysis
International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., Newark, DE 19714-8139 (Book No. 745; $9.00 member, $13.50 nonmember).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.