ERIC Number: ED332161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
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A Comparison of the Whole Language Philosophy of Instruction with the Basal Reading Program. Grades K-2.
Mallak, Joan E.
A study critically reviews the practices and purposes of the new basal reading series and the whole language philosophy. The study explores the possibility of a comprehensive adoption of either program or a combination of both. Results of the review indicate the desirability of using the whole language philosophy and creating a classroom that is real, natural, and functional. Recommendations focus on the importance of the teacher's incorporating the necessary skills and sound/symbols within the literature lesson. (Thirty-six references, curricular objectives, and examples of letters from schools to parents are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.Ed. Final Project, Grand Valley State University.