The Cognitive Development of Reading and Reading Comprehension (Hardback)Carol McDonald Connor (editor)
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Learning to read may be the most complex cognitive operation that children are expected to master, and the latest research in cognitive development has offered important insights into how children succeed or fail at this task. The Cognitive Development of Reading and Reading Comprehension is a multidisciplinary, evidence-based resource for teachers and researchers that examines reading comprehension from a cognitive development perspective, including the principal theories and methods used in the discipline. The book combines research into basic cognitive processes-genetics, perception, memory, executive functioning, and language-with an investigation of the effects that context and environment have on literacy outcomes, making clear how factors such as health, family life, community, policy, and ecology can influence children's cognitive development.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 196
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"This is an ambitious and exceptional volume on the role of cognitive development in children's reading acquisition and the many sources of influence and ecologies that affect their learning. It is a treasure-trove of fresh evidence and rich insights. Because of its multifaceted perspective and treatment of individual differences in children's reading development, it provides an ideal foundation for researchers and graduate-level training. Connor has assembled an important and nuanced book that offers important insights into how children succeed or fail to learn to read."
--Anne E. Cunningham, Professor and Director of the Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education at University of California, Berkeley, USA, and author of Book Smart: How to Develop and Support Successful, Motivated Readers
"This exciting volume provides a wide-ranging account of reading development and reading comprehension through a variety of important lenses. It spans foundational theories of reading development and extends to the most recent, innovative approaches to reading research. This engaging, well-written book will be a valuable resource for young scholars entering the field and established researchers alike."
--Penelope Collins, Associate Professor of Education at University of California, Irvine, USA