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ERIC Number: EJ780941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 84
ISSN: ISSN-1088-8438
Toward a Unified Theory of Reading
Sadoski, Mark; Paivio, Allan
Scientific Studies of Reading, v11 n4 p337-356 Sep 2007
Despite nearly 40 years of scientific theorizing about reading, the field remains fragmented with little progress toward unification. In this article, we (a) emphasize the privileged position of unified theories in all science, (b) compare the growth of theory in cognitive science and reading, (c) identify the phenomenal domain of a unified scientific theory of cognition in reading, (d) propose five general principles for evaluating such theories, and (e) discuss selected influential theories and their potential for contributing to a unified theory of cognition in reading. Our purpose is to extol reading theory and encourage increased attention to developing powerful, unified theories.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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