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Calfee, Robert – Annals of Dyslexia, 1983
The paper reviews research on information processing and cognitive psychology, and proposes hypotheses about the mind of the dyslexic. The author suggests the need of improved inservice and preservice teacher education to provide more coherent reading instruction. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Dyslexia, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Difficulties
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Calfee, Robert – Annals of Dyslexia, 1984
The article discusses the teacher's requirements for knowledge regarding teaching as well as reading. A teaching model's seven components are reviewed as are components of a reading curriculum model. An alternative approach is proposed that focuses on school change. (CL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Reading Instruction
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Calfee, Robert – Annals of Dyslexia, 1982
Issues in illiteracy are discussed, and the author comments on facets of the English language writing system. He advocates a formal approach in which comprehension, rather than decoding, is the focus for students, including slow learners or disabled readers. The approach would concentrate on patterns larger than the letter-sound unit. (CL)
Descriptors: Illiteracy, Language Acquisition, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties
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Calfee, Robert – Annals of Dyslexia, 1983
The author reviews research on dyslexia, citing the public image and current thought on its nature, causes, and treatment. He then proposes viewing the condition from the perspective of cognitive psychology and outlines coherent curricula for reading and teaching based on the perspective. (CL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Dyslexia, Elementary Secondary Education, Epistemology
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Calfee, Robert; Chambliss, Marilyn – Annals of Dyslexia, 1988
The paper discusses (1) sources of difficulty in comprehending technical writing, (2) distinctions between content structure and text structure, (3) building blocks for expository writing and techniques of text design, (4) contrasts between American and Japanese science and social studies texts, and (5) suggestions for promoting comprehension.…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Expository Writing, Foreign Countries