06.678 History, Research and Contemporary Issues in Reading Instruction

History, Research and Contemporary Issues in Reading Instruction

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 33002
Status Active

Students will trace the history of reading instruction in the United States from The New England Primer in the 1600s to the present with special attention to the ways in which those milestones may have impacted reading instruction today. Each of the key philosophical orientations to reading instruction will be explored from the point of view of the research that informs that instruction. Contemporary issues in reading instruction will be examined with ties to both the research and the history. Contemporary issues will be drawn from, but not limited to, politics, curriculum design, instructional materials, and instructional design.