Historical, Theoretical, and Sociological Foundations of Reading in the United States

Historical, Theoretical, and Sociological Foundations of Reading in the United States

By: Mary Katherine Kallus (author), Jeanne Cobb (author)Paperback

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A select sampling of the perspectives of leading reading researchers, combined with those of practitioners from various fields of study� educational psychology, special education, sociology, bilingual education, linguistics� to present a comprehensive look at the current state of reading instruction.

Theoretical, Historical, and Sociological Foundations of Reading in the United States combines a variety of thoughts about the processes and foundations of reading to provide a firm understanding of reading instruction: how it has been taught in the past, the disciplines that have contributed to the study of reading along the way and the new frontiers into which the field is migrating.

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Dr. Jeanne Cobb is Professor of Literacy Education at Coastal Carolina University and has over 26 years of experience in education as an elementary school teacher, reading specialist, Title I teacher, university professor, and reading clinic director. Dr. Cobb's primary research interests are in the field of emergent literacy and intervention strategies for the improvement of literacy achievement of struggling readers and writers. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Journal of Students Placed at Risk, Journal of Reading Education and the NRC Yearbook and she has presented research papers at various international, national state/regional conferences and has conducted workshops for parents and teachers. She serves on editorial boards for educational journals and serves as conference proposal reviewer for literacy associations. Jeanne Cobb received her doctorate in literacy from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Mary Kallus is an Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Eastern New Mexico University. With over fifteen years of experience in K-12 and university classrooms, she continues to enjoy teaching all ages, as well as learning. Dr. Kallus has co-authored publications in Language Arts and the NRC Yearbook. Her research interests include content area literacy, adolescent literacy, intertextuality, and the use of children's literature in the classroom. Through exploring these research interests, Dr. Kallus has had the opportunity to present at several local, state, regional, and national conferences. She completed her doctorate in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in literacy at Texas Tech University.


Table of Contents Section I: Historical Foundations of Reading Introduction... 1 Timeline... 4 Chapter 1: Reading: A Brief History to 1899... 7 Mary Katherine Kallus and Phillip Ratliff Chapter 2: Reading in the 20th Century... 20 P. David Pearson Summary of Early Reading Recommendations in National Research Syntheses... 79 P. David Pearson Helpful Websites Section I... 81 Section II: Theoretical Perspectives: Intersections of Text and Reader Introduction... 83 Timeline... 86 Chapter 3: What is Text? A 21st Century Definition... 88 Mary Katherine Kallus Chapter 4: Who is the Reader Cognitive, Linguistic, and Affective Factors Impacting Readers 103 Jeanne B. Cobb and Patricia Whitney Chapter 5: Role of the Reader's Schema in Comprehension, Learning and Memory... 140 Richard C. Anderson Chapter 6: Schema Activation and Schema Acquisition: Comments on Richard C. Anderson's Remarks... 155 John Bransford Chapter 7: The Transactional Theory of Reading and Writing... 170 Louise Rosenblatt Helpful Websites Section II... 208 Section III: Theoretical Perspectives: Intersections of Psychology, Cognitive Theory, Reading, and the Reader Introduction... 210 Timeline... 213 Chapter 8: Intersections of Educational Psychology and the Teaching of Reading: Connections to the Classroom 215 Kathie Good Chapter 9: The Brain and Reading ... 234 Russell Vaden Chapter 10: Inquiry and Literacy: An Unquestionable Connection... 262 Nancy Gallenstein Chapter 11: Some 'Wonderings' About Literacy Teacher Education... 285 Donna Alvermann Constructivism/Constructionism Matrix... 292 Additional Suggested Readings Reference List... 293 Helpful Websites Section III... 295 Section IV: Theoretical Perspectives: Intersection of Language, Society, Culture, and the Reader Introduction... 304 Timeline... 307 Chapter 12: Language and Culture in a Diverse World... 309 Romelia Hurtado de Vivas Chapter 13: Literacy in the First and Second (Subsequent) Languages: Ways into Spoken, Reading, and Writing Competence... 331 Elizabeth A. Galligan Chapter 14: Developing Literacy in English Learners: Practical "Nuts and Bolts"... 351 Geni Flores Chapter 15: Sociolinguistics... 363 Roger Shuy Chapter 16: On the Psycholinguistic Method of Teaching Reading... 380 Frank Smith and Kenneth Goodman Chapter 17: Funds of Knowledge for Teaching: Using a Qualitative Approach ... 386 Luis C. Moll, Cathy Amanti, Deborah Neff, and Norma Gonzalez Chapter 18: Critical Literacy: Crises and Choices in the Current Arrangement ... 398 Scott Morris Helpful Websites Section IV... 453 Section V: New Frontiers: Intersections of the Past, Present, and Future in Reading Instruction and Research Introduction... 459 Chapter 19: Toward a Theory of New Literacies Emerging from the Internet and Other Information and Communication Technologies... 462 Donald J. Leu, Jr., Charles K. Kinzer, Julie L. Coiro, and Dana W. Cammack Chapter 20: The College Classroom as Pensieve-Putting Language, Power, and Authority to Productive Use 508 Walter Jacobs Chapter 21: Literacy Instruction on Multimodal Texts: Past, Present, and Future... 536 Amy Wilson Chapter 22: Reading Assessment: Looking Backward, Living in the Present Climate of Accountability, Crafting a Vision for the Future... 552 Jeanne B. Cobb Chapter 23: Living a Literate Life in the "Third Bubble": A Case Study of a High School Dropout in Solitary Confinement in a Maximum Security Prison... 580 Jeanne B. Cobb Helpful Websites Section V... 610 Index... 614

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/06/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780137020393
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780137020393
  • weight: 780
  • ISBN10: 0137020392

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