The sixth edition of this landmark reference represents classic and trend-setting scholar--ship that is among the best in the field. Through careful evaluation of reader surveys and focus groups, the editors have extended the book's reach into domains of research and instruction that affect practitioners, graduate students, literacy teacher educators, and researchers. In this updated volume, you'll find:
A rich blend of newly commissioned chapters, reprints of recently published articles, and updates to chapters that have been brought forward to preserve the book's historical value.
Questions for Reflection in each chapter to assist readers in transforming their current kwledge base through discussion and deeper thinking about theory, research, and instruction.
An expanded range of research designs and their applications to both basic and applied research.
Reading processes and literacy practices studied through cognitive, sociocultural, critical, transactional, and post-structural theorizing.
A framework for understanding and critiquing a comprehensive body of research literature spanning over five decades.< /li>
Connections among a wide range of literacy theories and their as--sociated models.
A jump-off point for generating new research studies and models that inform instructional decision making.
Donna E. Alvermann, Donna E. Unrau, Robert B. Ruddell