ERIC Number: EJ499036
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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The Relevance of a Reader's Knowledge within a Perspectival View of Reading.
Norris, Stephen P.; Phillips, Linda M.
Journal of Reading Behavior, v26 n4 p391-412 Dec 1994
Challenges the widely endorsed practice of activating relevant knowledge prior to reading. Outlines a perspectival (perspective-relative) view of reading and suggests that this view provides a means to make coherent sense of interpretations. Concludes that having specific knowledge is not the main desideratum in interpreting texts--the main desideratum is effective use of existing knowledge. (BS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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