American Reading Instruction
Nila Banton Smith
First published in 1934, American Reading Instruction has long been a source of insight and historical perspective on reading instruction in the United States, beginning from the Colonial era. This special edition adds a prologue by Richard D. Robinson, an epilogue by Norman A. Stahl, an expanded history of reading by P. David Pearson, and a short biography of Nila Banton Smith.
- An expanded range of research designs and their applications to both basic and applied research
- Reading processes and literacy practices studied through cognitive, sociocultural, critical, transactional, and poststructural theorizing
- A framework for understanding and critiquing a comprehensive body of research literature spanning over five decades
- Connections among a wide range of literacy theories and their associated models
- A jump-off point for generating new research studies and models that inform instructional decision making
© 2002 | 536 pp.
ISBN 10: 0-87207-348-3 | ISBN 13: 978-0-87207-348-7