TITLE

Getting to Goodman: an analysis of the Goodman Model Reading with some suggestions for evaluation

AUTHOR(S)
Cambourne, Brian
PUB. DATE
June 1977
SOURCE
Reading Research Quarterly;1976/1977, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p605
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
THE GOODMAN MODEL OF READING has made an impact in the reading research domain and has generated controversy with respect to the pedagogical practices that it recommends for the teaching of reading. This article sets out to describe the main features of the model, and then attempts to pinpoint the issues which contribute to the controversy. After describing in detail how Goodman's model developed from �raw� observational data to �finished� theoretical model, it is concluded that his work is not suited to an evaluative strategy which seeks to validate or invalidate a theoretical position by testing it against other empirical research findings. Finally, an alternate approach to evaluation�based on a critical analysis of those points in the model-building process at which �observations� are changed to �data� and �data� are changed to �theory��is suggested.
ACCESSION #
19373106

 

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