ERIC Number: ED374405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
An Inquiry Model for Literacy across the Curriculum. Technical Report No. 598.
Bruce, Bertram C.; Davidson, Judith
This report explores three models for the relation of literacy to larger curricular concerns: a Skills Model, an Instrumental Model, and an Inquiry Model. The paper suggests that after two decades of intense research on reading, a number of teachers and researchers are beginning to ask whether a narrow focus on reading distorts the view of learning and whether a curriculum centered on reading constrains what can be done in the classroom. Because of these concerns many educators have turned to literacy-across-the-curriculum approaches. The paper explores in some depth the Inquiry Model's conception of the role of reading and writing within learning. A possible realization of the model presented in the paper is suggested through a detailed look at one class in an undergraduate preservice teacher preparation program. Contains 44 references, 4 notes, and 5 figures illustrating various models of learning.) (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Reading, Urbana, IL.