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ERIC Number: EJ1067918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-5210
The Future of Whole Language
Gilles, Carol
International Journal of Progressive Education, v2 n2 p43-61 Jun 2006
Whole language is a dynamic and generative philosophy of education that started as a grass roots teacher movement. Throughout its history it has been lauded worldwide as well as being attacked. This article explores whole language through two lenses. First it examines the history of whole language through the eyes of someone who participated in the grass-roots movement. Secondly, the future of whole language is examined through the voices of whole language and literacy leaders. Their answers to questions about whole language's fit with progressive education, its greatest accomplishment and its future direction offer support and encouragement for progressive, holistic educators around the world.
International Association of Educators. Egitim Fakultesi Dekanligi, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale 17100, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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