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[Xmca-l] Re: A Question about Reading and Motivation

at first i wanted to respond to this posting by citing research that disputes the claim regarding the superiority of disec over balanced reading instruction, but realizing that this disagreement predates the korean war, and that it's akin to the creationist / evolution dispute i decided that really just like arguments for white superiority, some positions are best ignored.


Phillip White, PhD
Urban Community Teacher Education Program
Site Coordinator
Montview Elementary, Aurora, CO
From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu [xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of Bill Kerr [billkerr@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, September 01, 2013 2:55 AM
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: A Question about Reading and Motivation

The evidence suggests that whole language or "balanced" teaching of early
reading does not work very well (for many, not all) and that "direct,
intensive, systematic, early, and comprehensive (DISEC) instruction, of a
prearranged hierarchy of discrete reading skills (particularly, how to
apply phonics information to recognize written words), is the most
effective beginning reading tuition".