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OP 12. Construing Constructivism: Reading Research in the United States

By Nancy Nelson Spivey

Summary: Constructivism portrays the reader as building a mental representation from textual cues by organizing, selecting, and connecting content. This paper reviews research on these aspects of reading and assesses the impact of constructivism on four reading-related issues in the United States: readability of texts, assessment of reading ability, instruction in reading, and conception of literacy. June, 1989; 24 pages.

OP 12. Construing Constructivism: Reading Research in the United States
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