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ERIC Number: EJ807181
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0360-9170
"On the Psycholinguistic Method of Teaching Reading" Revisited
Smith, Frank; Goodman, Kenneth S.
Language Arts, v86 n1 p61-65 Sep 2008
Ken Goodman and Frank Smith met for the first time in 1970, though they had each been studying and writing, separately, about the reading process for several years prior to that. They commemorated the occasion by collaborating on an article, On the Psycholinguistic Method of Teaching Reading which appeared soon after in The Elementary School Journal. Their intent as to head off what they believed would be reifying psycholinguistics as another simple method of teaching reading. At the Toronto Conference of IRA in 2006, they were invited to jointly revisit that early article. This piece is their summary of that conversation. It carries their predictions for the future of reading research, theory and practice through the events of the decades since then, as the holistic approaches they were calling for developed. And it puts the current politicalization of reading in the United States and elsewhere in historical context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001