ERIC Number: ED359486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Language Arts Topics and Educational Issues: Information Sheets.
Edelsky, Carole, Ed.
This collection of 29 succinct information articles discusses issues relating to language arts, including whole language, phonics, student evaluation, spelling, and censorship. Some of the authors contributing to the collection are Ken Goodman, Yetta Goodman, Jerome Harste, Patrick Shannon, and Constance Weaver. Titles of articles are: "Learning to Talk, Learning to Read, Learning to Write"; "What Is Whole Language"; "What Whole Language Is Not: Common Myths and Misunderstandings"; "Some Key Principles of a Whole Language Perspective on Learning and Teaching"; "How Whole Language Teachers Develop Phonics 'Know How'"; "Research in Support of Whole Language"; "Whole Language Is as American as Apple Pie"; "Reading in Whole Language Classrooms: Focus on Comprehension"; "What about Skills in Whole Language Classrooms?"; "Whole Language and the Theological Concerns and Beliefs of Parents"; "Phonics Phacts"; "Phonics and Dialects of English"; "Phonics Is a Flawed System"; "Why We Should Not Teach Intensive, Systematic Phonics"; "Phonics versus Whole Language: Why Whole Language Teachers Don't Think It Is Much of a Debate"; "Why a Whole Language Classroom May Be the Best Place for Your Attention Deficit Disorder Hyperactive (ADHD) Student"; "Basal Reading Programs, Literature-Based Reading Programs, and Literature Programs"; "How to Teach Literacy Learners Who Challenge Teachers"; "What Does It Mean to Be Literate?"; "Adult Illiteracy: Cause? Effect?"; "Questions and Answers about Spelling"; "What Are Some Tools Teachers Use to Evaluate That Also Help Children Learn?";"Some Aspects of Assessment That We Often Forget"; "Who Should Evaluate? What Should Be Evaluated?"; "The Mixed Age Primary: What and Why"; "Bilingual Learners: Principles That Help; False Assumptions That Harm"; "Why Thoughtful Teachers Abhor Censorship"; "Statement of the International Reading Association: The Dangers of Censoring Textbooks and Reading Program Materials"; and "How Teachers Can Productively Respond to Political Conflicts about Education in Their Communities." (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for the Expansion of Language and Thinking, Tucson, AZ.