Reading Comprehension Research and Testing in the U.S.: Undercurrents of Race, Class, and Power in the Struggle for Meaning (Hardback)Arlette Ingram Willis (author)
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Reading Comprehension Research and Testing in the U.S. aims to revolutionize how reading comprehension is conceived, theorized, tested, and interpreted for all children. This is a critically relevant volume for educational researchers, teacher educators, school administrators, teachers, policy makers, and all those concerned with school literacy and educational equity.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm
"Willis' argument is systematic, thorough and well documented.... [Her] purpose is clear. She outlines her goal of showing throughout the eight thoughtfully laid out chapters that racism, scientism, and classism are all components of western philosophical assumptions that underpin much of the research on reading comprehension and testing.... This book will be of interest to educators at all levels, but especially researchers in educational psychology, or assessment and achievement. It should be of particular interest to those who work in educational governance and a priority for anyone who is currently addressing differences in achievement based on race and class." --Margaret-Mary McGivern, Education Review, May 14, 2008
"Willis does an excellent job chronicling the history of the various Western educational philosophies from behaviorism, cognitive science, and constructivism, including how these philosophies have been used to develop reading curricula that fail to increase reading and comprehension rates among many learners...[This] is an important book for educators, scholars, designers of reading curricula, parents and politicians to understand how ideological history has not taught many American children to read and that a new perspective, pedagogy, and paradigm must be created to educate the future generations of American children."--Eric M. Bridges, PsycCritiques (April 2009), Vol. 54, No. 15
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