An investigation of current attention to the early literature on content area reading instruction
The research question addressed in this study was "what is the extent and nature of the pre-1950 literature on content area reading instruction that contemporary authors draw from and cite?" Forty-seven pre-1950 references were identified as major contributions. These references were searched in the 1969 to 1981 Social Science Citation Index to determine the frequency of citation of each of them. Results reveal that contemporary writers mainly attend to only two pre-1950 references. The nature of these references are discussed and conclusions are drawn. The main conclusion is that current writers neglect a large body of historical literature on content area reading instruction. Educators and researchers concerned with this area should investigate its foundations in order to tie emerging concepts with old concepts. © 1984 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
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Readence, John E. and Moore, David W., "An investigation of current attention to the early literature on content area reading instruction" (1984). Faculty Publications. 4824.