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Handbook of Reading Research

Edited by: Rebecca Barr , Michael L. Kamil , Peter B. Mosenthal , P. David Pearson

Print publication date:  March  2016
Online publication date:  April  1996

Print ISBN: 9781138834262
eBook ISBN: 9780203447772
Adobe ISBN: 9781136610745

10.4324/9780203447772
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A comprehensive overview of important contemporary issues in the field of reading research from the mid 1980s to mid 1990s, this well-received volume offers readers an examination of literacy through a variety of lenses--some permitting microscopic views and others panoramic views. A veritable "who's who" of specialists in the field, chapter authors cover current methodology, as well as cumulative research-based knowledge.

Because it deals with society and literacy, the first section provides the broadest possible view of literacy. The second section defines the range of activities culturally determined to be a part of the enterprise known as literacy. The third focuses on the processes that individuals engage in when they perform the act of reading. The fourth section visits the environment in which the knowledge that comprises literacy is passed on from one generation to the next. The last section, an epilogue to the whole enterprise of reading research, provides apt philosophical reflection.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Sense of being Literate: Historical and Cross-Cultural Features Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Literacy and Society with Particular Reference to the Non-Western World Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Development of Literacy in the Industrialized Nations of the West Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Literacy Acts Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Linguistic Diversity and Reading in American Society Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Publishing Industry and Textbooks Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Politics, Policy, and Reading Research Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Narrative Representation and Comprehension Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Toward a Model of Acquiring Procedures from Text Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Expository Text Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Research on the Reading-Writing Relationship: Interactions, Transactions, and Outcomes Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Classroom Assessment of Reading Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Computers in Reading and Writing Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Typography and Discourse Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Development of the Ability to Read Words Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Word Recognition: Changing Perspectives Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Research on Response to Literature Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Mental Models and Reading Comprehension Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Individual Differences in Reading Skills Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Perspectives on Reading Disability Research Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Cognitive and Neuropsychological Foundations of Word Identification in Poor and Normally Developing Readers Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Development of Strategic Readers Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Diagrams in the Comprehension of Scientific Texts Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Basic Literacy Skills in the Workplace Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Word Meanings Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Emergent Literacy Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Beginning Reading Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Conditions of Vocabulary Acquisition Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Comprehension Instruction Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Teachers’ Instructional Actions Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Grouping Students for Reading Instruction Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Teacher and School Effects in Learning to Read Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Secondary School Reading Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Remediation Download PDF
Author_Index Download PDF
Epilogue_Understanding_Progress_in_Reading Download PDF
Subject_Index Download PDF
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