ERIC Number: ED437632
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Changing Face of Whole Language.
Turbill, Jan, Ed.; Cambourne, Brian, Ed.
Noting that most educators would agree that whole language no longer looks the same, this book collects eight articles written by whole language advocates and practitioners from New Zealand, Australia, and the United States that focus on the changes, growth, and development that have occurred in whole language both in philosophy and practice. They emphasize that whole language continues to have an important place in the literacy education of children. After an introduction by the editors, articles in the book are: "Whole Language: Are We Critical Enough?" (Beth Berghoff, Jerry Harste, and Chris Leland); "This Is Literacy: Three Challenges for Teachers of Reading and Writing" (David Bloome); "Defining Whole Language in a Postmodern Age" (Lorraine Wilson); "Towards a Personal Theory of Whole Language: A Teacher-Researcher-Writer Reflects" (Mem Fox); "Teaching Factual Writing: Purpose and Structure" (David Wray and Maureen Lewis); "They Don't Teach Spelling Anymore--Or Do They?" (Chrystine Bouffler); "Real(ly) Writing in School: Generic Practice?" (Jo-Anne Reid); and "Whole Language and Its Critics: A New Zealand Perspective" (John Smith). (RS)
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Postmodernism, Reading Instruction, Spelling, Whole Language Approach, Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.; Australian Literacy Educators' Association, Adelaide.
Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand