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Lenses on Reading, Second Edition: An Introduction to Theories and Models / Edition 2

Lenses on Reading, Second Edition: An Introduction to Theories and Models / Edition 2


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ISBN-13: 9781462504701
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 05/10/2012
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 251
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 5 - 17 Years

About the Author

Diane H. Tracey, EdD, is Professor of Education at Kean University, where she teaches graduate classes to students planning to become reading specialists. She has written widely on topics related to literacy achievement and is an active presenter at national, state, and local conferences. Dr. Tracey currently serves as Secretary of the Literacy Research Association and coeditor of Journal of School Connections. She is a recipient of Kean University's Presidential Scholars Challenge Award. Dr. Tracey is also a literacy coach for New Jersey school districts and a literacy consultant for educational software and publishing companies.

Lesley Mandel Morrow, PhD, holds the rank of Professor II in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Her research deals with early literacy development and the organization and management of language arts programs. Dr. Morrow has published more than 300 journal articles, chapters, and books. Her work has been recognized with awards including the Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award and the William S. Gray Citation of Merit from the International Reading Association (IRA), and the Oscar S. Causey Award from the Literacy Research Association. Dr. Morrow is past president of the IRA and is a member of the Reading Hall of Fame.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Theories and Models
2. Early Roots: Early Theories and Models Applicable to Reading
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. Cognitive-Processing Perspectives
8. 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



Graduate students in literacy programs; teacher educators and staff developers; K–12 classroom teachers. Serves as a text in such courses as Theories of Reading, Reading Research Methods, and Psychology of Reading.

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