Date of Award

1979

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

Department

Education

First Advisor

Dr. W.C. Mims

Second Advisor

Dr. Raouf Halaby

Third Advisor

Dr. Dewey E. Chapel

Abstract

The problem is to find a pragmatic solution to the question, "What Do I Teach?" regarding reading instruction. It is hypothesized that the answer can be found in a definition of reading held in universal agreement by reading methodology and testing. Also, because the results of the diverse methodologies are common; then, there must be some objective thought units (hence, commonly known as "skills") held in common by all methods gaining recognition in the field of reading education. If an horizontal analysis of all the skills contained in.the most educationally accepted methods were made, a group of common elements should appear. It would, then, be safe to assume that these elements form the basic foundations for transferring subjective reading into the objective action of teaching reading. With these common skills identified, then the beginning reading teacher will have a secure foundation or definition on which to begin his/her reading instruction.

 
 

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