ERIC Number: EJ448369
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
A Critical Perspective on Whole Language.
Thompson, Richard A.
Reading Psychology, v13 n2 p131-55 Apr-Jun 1992
Argues that reading educators need to objectively appraise the whole-language instructional philosophy in relation to what is known about reading methodology. Discusses the whole-language philosophy, its history, the "whole sentence method," and whole-language weaknesses. Advocates developing a "balanced reading program," which would emphasize skills instruction as well as whole-language ideas. (PRA)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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