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ERIC Number: EJ756935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb-9
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Time for Reading
Waters, Lindsay
Chronicle of Higher Education, v53 n23 pB6 Feb 2007
Over the last 50 years, certain ideas have become dominant that make learning to read different than it once was than the ideas that children are neurologically "wired" to use language "competently" in certain ways. Noam Chomsky has promoted the idea that there are certain "syntactic structures" hard-wired in the human brain. That view, the author believed, based on her conversations with education scholars, led to the "whole language" movement that let children find their own "meaning" in words, rather than teaching them the skills to read. In this article, the author is suggesting that there is more than meets the eye in reading, literally. If one attends to the time of reading, one might notice that the relationship to a literary work changes over time.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A