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OP 12. Construing Constructivism: Reading Research in the United States

By: Nancy Nelson Spivey
Publication: National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy Occasional Paper
Date: 1989

Summary: Constructivism portrays the reader as building a mental representation from textual cues. This paper reviews research on these aspects of reading and assesses the impact of constructivism on reading-related issues.

 

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