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Lenses on Reading: An Introduction to Theories and Models
     

Lenses on Reading: An Introduction to Theories and Models

by Diane H. Tracey, Lesley Mandel Morrow
 

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ISBN-10: 1593852975

ISBN-13: 9781593852979

Pub. Date: 04/28/2006

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

This accessible text provides an extensive survey of the major theories and models that influence reading instruction and research. Readers learn why theory matters in designing and implementing high-quality instruction; how to critically evaluate the assumptions and beliefs that guide their own work with students; and the benefits of approaching everyday teaching

Overview

This accessible text provides an extensive survey of the major theories and models that influence reading instruction and research. Readers learn why theory matters in designing and implementing high-quality instruction; how to critically evaluate the assumptions and beliefs that guide their own work with students; and the benefits of approaching everyday teaching situations from multiple theoretical perspectives. Every chapter features classroom application activities and illuminating teaching vignettes. Of particular utility to graduate students, the book also addresses research applications, including descriptions of exemplary studies informed by each theoretical model.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593852979
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
5 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Theories and Models
2. Early Roots: Early Theories and Models Applicable to Reading (400 B.C.-1899)
3. Behaviorism: The Dominant Educational Theory for 50 Years (1900-1950s)
4. Constructivism (1920s-Present)
5. Theories of Literacy Development (1930s-Present)
6. Social Learning Perspectives (1960s-Present)
7. Information/Cognitive Processing Perspectives (1950s-1970s)
8. Information/Cognitive Processing Perspectives, Continued (1980s)
9. Information/Cognitive Processing Perspectives: State of the Art (1989-Present)
10. Putting It All Together
Appendix A: Summary Chart: Onset of Presented Theoretical Perspectives Affecting Literacy Education
Appendix B: Summary of Theories Presented and Sample, Representative Instructional Practices

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