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Spooner, A. L. R.; Baddeley, A. D.; Gathercole, S. E. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2004
Background: The Neale Analysis of Reading Ability (NARA) (Neale, 1997) is widely used in education and research. It provides measures of reading accuracy (decoding) and comprehension, which are frequently interpreted separately. Aims: Three studies were conducted to investigate the degree to which the NARA measures could be separated. Samples:…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Silent Reading, Reading Ability, Listening Comprehension
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Branwhite, A. B. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1983
Reports on intervention efforts to improve reading among 14 children (8-12 years of age) with major levels of reading retardation. Found a direct instruction program to be more effective than diagnostic-prescriptive remediation. (GC)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Diagnostic Teaching, Elementary Education, Program Effectiveness
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Fitzgerald, D.; Hattie, J. A. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1983
Assesses an effort by E.P. Torrance and co-workers to introduce a test they claim is based on a model of cognitive style that relates creative processes to hemispheric dominance. Challenges Torrance's theories and research methods and asserts that a model relating left and right brain dominance to creativity has little value. (GC)
Descriptors: Adults, Cerebral Dominance, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style