Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Reading Specialist)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Marie Colette Roy, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Psycholinguistics; Psycholinguistics--Ability testing; Reading (Secondary); Reading--Evaluation; Reading programs; Reading teachers


Do reading teachers understand the nature of reading? After shoveling through the pedagogic blizzard of word attack skills, comprehension skills, subskills, scopes and sequences, pretests and posttests, diagnoses, prescriptions, and evaluations to clear for his or her mind the path of instruction, does he/she care to know the nature of the primal forces that generated the storm?


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