Reading Across the Life Span

Overview

The purpose of this volume is to survey some of the best work going on in the field of reading research and reflect what is known about reading as it unfolds across the life span. The book is divided into four parts: The Contexts for Reading; Reading in Childhood; Reading in Adulthood; Reading Across the Life Span. The focus of this book stretches beyond the narrow period of development and considers broader questions such as cross-cultural factors influencing literacy acquisition, the spelling sound code and ...

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Overview

The purpose of this volume is to survey some of the best work going on in the field of reading research and reflect what is known about reading as it unfolds across the life span. The book is divided into four parts: The Contexts for Reading; Reading in Childhood; Reading in Adulthood; Reading Across the Life Span. The focus of this book stretches beyond the narrow period of development and considers broader questions such as cross-cultural factors influencing literacy acquisition, the spelling sound code and word recognition in childhood, instruction and remediation in adult illiterates, and changes in reading ability and attitude from childhood to adulthood - all areas and questions which serious scholarship must address in order to have a richer understanding of reading. This volume reflects the dynamic nature of the field and includes studies that would be of interest to all disciplines involved in the study of reading, including linguistics, psychology, education, history, and gerontology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387979786
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 5/26/1993
  • Series: Recent Research in Psychology Series
  • Edition description: 1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 330
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

I: The Contexts for Reading.- 1. Cross-Cultural Factors Affecting Initial Acquisition of Literacy Among Children and Adults.- 2. Young Children’s Literacy Experiences in Home and School.- 3. Acquiring and Using Literacy Skills in the Workplace.- 4. Literacy Patterns in Historical Perspective.- II: Reading in Childhood.- 5. The Spelling-Sound Code in Reading.- 6. The Language Code: Issues in Word Recognition.- 7. Reading Instruction in Childhood and Adolescence.- III: Reading in Adulthood.- 8. Reading Comprehension and the Use of Text Structure Across the Adult Life Span.- 9. Reading and Memory for Prose in Adulthood: Issues of Expertise and Compensation.- 10. “Seductive Details” and Adults’ Learning from Text.- 11. Instruction and Remediation in Reading Among Adult Illiterates.- IV: Reading Across the Lifespan.- 12. Studying Across the Life Span.- 13. Change in Reading Ability and Attitudes from Childhood to Adulthood: A Life Span Perspective.- 14. Remembering Stories: Studies of the Limits of Narrative Coherence on Recall.

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