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Semingson, Peggy; Kerns, William – Reading Research Quarterly, 2021
In this historical analysis, we examine the context of debates over the role of phonics in literacy and current debates about the science of reading, with a focus on the work and impact of the late literacy scholar Jeanne Chall. We open by briefly tracing the roots of the enduring debates from the 19th and 20th centuries, focusing on beginning…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Phonics, Literacy, Beginning Reading
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Alexander, Patricia A. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2020
The purpose of this article is to look anew at the concepts of reading, reading development, and reading research as they exist beyond the boundaries of the "science of reading" controversy. The context for this reconceptualization is reading in the digital age and the challenges that today's readers confront daily. Those challenges…
Descriptors: Phonics, Reading Research, Whole Language Approach, Barriers
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Bowers, Jeffrey S. – Educational Psychology Review, 2020
There is a widespread consensus in the research community that reading instruction in English should first focus on teaching letter (grapheme) to sound (phoneme) correspondences rather than adopt meaning-based reading approaches such as whole language instruction. That is, initial reading instruction should emphasize systematic phonics. In this…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Meta Analysis, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Foreign Countries
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Solity, Jonathan – Review of Education, 2022
There have been few areas in England over the last 50 years where government has drawn more heavily on research to inform policy and practice than in the area of teaching reading. The focus of this article is an analysis of the research and evidence on early reading, in particular the role of phonics, on which government policy in England and the…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Reading Instruction, Educational Policy, Public Policy
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Robinson, Joyce M. – Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research International, 2018
This paper presents an evaluation of two reading methods, phonics-based instruction and whole language learning, for English Language Learners (ELLs) and discusses the learning theories, behaviorism and constructivism that are associated with each method, respectively. The study took place in a K-12 international school, with 110 Grade 1 subjects…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Reading Achievement, Grade 2
Gentry, J. Richard; Ouellette, Gene P. – Stenhouse Publishers, 2019
With the concise and readable "Brain Words," you will learn how children's brains develop as they become readers and discover ways you can take concrete steps to promote this critical developmental passage. Introducing their original, research-based framework of "brain words"--dictionaries in the brain where students store and…
Descriptors: Neurological Organization, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Class Activities, Thinking Skills
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Wuryani; Yufiarti – Educational Research and Reviews, 2017
The objective of this research was to discover the effect of teaching methods and learning styles on the student's ability to write essays. This study was conducted in elementary school in East Jakarta. The population of this studies was 3rd-grade elementary school students who study in East Jakarta. Samples were taken with stratified cluster…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Cognitive Style, Writing Ability
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Chapman, James W.; Greaney, Keith T.; Arrow, Alison W.; Tunmer, William E. – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2018
New Zealand's approach to literacy instruction is predominantly whole language. Explicit code-orientated literacy instruction is not favoured, however, most teachers are believed to include phonics in their literacy lessons. No study has been reported on phonics use in New Zealand schools. Survey responses on the use of phonics instruction from…
Descriptors: Phonics, Cues, Literacy Education, Whole Language Approach
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Phadung, Muneeroh; Suksakulchai, Surachai; Kaewprapan, Wacheerapan – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
This study investigated the effects of using an interactive e-story for early literacy instruction on word recognition, story comprehension and story application. The study was conducted in two classrooms in the southern border provinces of Thailand with ethnic minority children at the kindergarten level. The samples consisted of 60 children who…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy, Ethnicity, Minority Groups
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Mulcahy, Donal – Educational Forum, 2013
This article aims to clarify concerns regarding what constitutes acceptable scholarship in education at a time when such scholarship is under challenge from publications and institutions with a strong bias toward policy advocacy. This is accomplished by examining the Fordham Foundation--supported publication "Whole-Language High Jinks"…
Descriptors: Whole Language Approach, Educational Research, Educational Policy, Advocacy
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Glavach, Matthew; Pribyl, Warren – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2018
The study presents a reading intervention for children having a variety of reading deficits. For this study it was found that most of the children had not responded positively to phonics instruction. Based on brain imaging studies, it has been shown that there are positive changes in the left brains of readers with dyslexia who receive phonemic…
Descriptors: Whole Language Approach, Reading Instruction, Language Rhythm, Phonics
Sweeney, Stacey A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This qualitative study contributes to understanding about teachers' experiences with change. As teachers attempt to navigate the curricular initiatives that continually come and go, their work is affected and their attitudes are shaped. Employing the methodology of narrative inquiry, teachers' personal stories about their experiences…
Descriptors: Whole Language Approach, Educational Change, Teaching Experience, Reading Instruction
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Ryan, Howard; Goodman, Debra – English in Education, 2016
US public education faces concerted attack by those bent on corporate control, privatization, regimented reading instruction, and high-stakes testing. One democratic, humanistic, and research-based alternative can be found in the theory and practice of whole language, which empowered teachers and students alike through the 1980s and 1990s -- until…
Descriptors: Whole Language Approach, English Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Quality
Choi, Ho Jung – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Based on the finding that teachers' literacy beliefs affect their instructional practices, recent studies on literacy beliefs present an increasing interest in heritage language (HL) because of the rapid increase in heritage learners' enrollment. However, less is known about Korean language teachers' literacy beliefs and practices in college…
Descriptors: Literacy, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Heritage Education
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Kovelman, Ioulia; Salah-Ud-Din, Maha; Berens, Melody S.; Petitto, Laura-Ann – Cogent Education, 2015
In teaching reading, educators strive to find the balance between a code-emphasis approach and a meaning-oriented literacy approach. However, little is known about how different approaches to literacy can benefit bilingual children's early reading acquisition. To investigate the novel hypothesis that children's age of first bilingual exposure can…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Reading, Reading Instruction, Spanish
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