ERIC Number: EJ414301
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
On Combining Apples and Oranges: A Response to Stahl and Miller.
McGee, Lea M.; Lomax, Richard G.
Review of Educational Research, v60 n1 p133-40 Spr 1990
In the research paper considered, Stahl and Miller compare the effectiveness of whole language/language experience programs versus basal reader approaches. The article is criticized for misrepresenting concepts related to emergent literacy and inadequately defining whole language, the lack of equivalence between the two nonbasal approaches, and problems with conclusions concerning decoding. (TJH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Critiques "Whole Language and Language Experience Approaches for Beginning Reading" by S. A. Stahl and P. D. Miller (1989) (see EJ 399815).