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ERIC Number: ED474068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov-6
Pages: 29
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Whole Language Reading Education for Middle School Students with Learning Disabilities.
Sargent, John A.
Whole language reading education is a constructivist view of learning with particular emphasis on the development of literacy. Constructivism asserts that human beings develop concepts through their own intellectual interactions and actions with the world. In whole language reading classrooms acceptance of learners means that the whole language reading teachers develop the classroom environment and the curriculum for and with the students, to meet their needs and excite them in learning about what interests them, as well as covering curriculum guidelines. The instruction received by students with learning disabilities (LD) often takes place in the resource room. Little attention is paid to the individual needs of the students with learning disabilities despite the legal requirement to do so. This paper, a literature review, addresses two areas pertaining to the development of reading ability. First, the paper investigates the development of reading ability in whole language classrooms. Then, it explores the development of reading ability in students with learning disabilities, including motivating an LD middle school student to read. It also discusses middle school student needs and preferences in reading. Contains 48 references. (NKA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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