ERIC Number: ED544113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1964
Reference Count: 0
Research in Reading Readiness. Bulletin, 1964, No. 8. OE-30013
Gunderson, Doris V.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
"Readiness for reading" is a phrase familiar to anyone interested in the teaching of reading. Readiness is an essential factor in any phase of learning. If the individual is to learn, some foundation for that learning must be established. Relatively few articles concerning the place of readiness in areas other than reading appear in educational periodicals, but in reviewing the literature in the field of reading, one finds many concerned with readiness. This bulletin is based upon published and unpublished research concerned with readiness for beginning reading. The published research appeared originally in various professional journals; the unpublished research was conducted in colleges and universities throughout the country. The document reviews and summarizes research in 8 categories: (1) Value of Readiness Programs; (2) Readiness Factors; (3) Length of Readiness Program; (4) Reading Readiness Programs; (5) Readiness Materials; (6) Reading Readiness Tests; (7) Readiness and the Home; and (8) Age of Beginning Reading. It is hoped that this bulletin will be useful to teachers of reading, supervisors of English and reading, college teachers, and students interested in research findings. A bibliography is provided. (Contains 71 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Beginning Reading, Reading Readiness, Reading Readiness Tests, Reading Research, Reading Materials, Family Environment, Age
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)