ERIC Number: ED212137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
The Short Circuit Model of Reading.
Lueers, Nancy M.
The name "short circuit" has been given to this model because, in many ways, it adequately describes what happens bioelectrically in the brain. The "short-circuiting" factors include linguistic, sociocultural, attitudinal and motivational, neurological, perceptual, and cognitive factors. Research is reviewed on ways in which each one affects any child's reading processes and achievement, and how it would affect a child learning a second language. The model attempts to represent why a given reader plays an active role in the reading process and draws out implications with respect to the bilingual child learning to read. The model is represented in an interlocking diagram and the interrelationships of its various parts are explained. (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Elementary Education, Literature Reviews, Models, Psycholinguistics, Reading Processes, Second Language Learning
Not available separately. See FL 012 738.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.
Note: Published as part of the Ethnoperspectives Project. For volumes 1 and 2 of that project, see ED 200 005 and 203 663. For related documents, see FL 012 738 and FL 012 740-769.