ERIC Number: ED361681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Reading in America: A Progress Report. Sixth University Research Lecture, San Diego State University.
Flood, James; Lapp, Diane K.
This monograph offers a progress report on reading in America. The monograph considers the idea that contemporary research indicates that competent readers are constructive and discusses reading habits of adults and children, data on 17-year-olds from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, reading instruction, reader response theory, and reading assessment. The monograph concludes with recommendations based on contemporary research: (1) teachers need to be empowered to continue to do the jobs they are doing; (2) the definition of the concept of "being literate" should be widened; (3) wide, self-selected, independent reading must be a prominent objective in reading instruction; and (4) the needs of all students must be met as society becomes increasingly more diverse. Three figures of data and a list of publications by the authors are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Achievement, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Habits, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Research, Student Evaluation
San Diego State University Press, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182 ($10; quantity discount available to individuals).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego State Univ., CA. Graduate Div. and Research.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress