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ERIC Number: ED435966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov-14
Pages: 21
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Reading and Postmodernism.
Alexander, James C.
One of the main differences between the whole language position and the more traditional views lies in the epistemological base upon which whole language is rooted. Although whole language proponents may not have clearly put forth an epistemology upon which their views of reading acquisition and the reading process are based, still a careful comparison of the tenets of postmodernism with the positions commonly identified with the whole language movement finds much similarity between the two. In this paper, these similarities are explored. It is suggested that the disagreement between whole language proponents and those supporting more traditional methodologies is mainly due to the differences between the scientific method and the postmodern philosophy adopted as the basis of whole language. Contains 22 references. (Author/EF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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