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Frederick J. Morrison, Heather Bachman, and Carol Connor

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780300106459

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300106459.001.0001

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The Classroom

The Classroom

Teaching and Learning

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(p.111) 6 The Classroom
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Improving Literacy in America
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Frederick J. Morrison

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300106459.003.0006

The chapter presents a background to the controversial reading wars. It also examines how these historical debates might be better understood in light of the striking variations in amounts and type of instruction children receive in classrooms, the specificity of schooling effects, and what is taught and what constitutes a meaningful instruction.

Keywords:   reading wars, instruction, classrooms, schooling, schooling effects

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