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American Reading Instruction, Special Edition
Nila Banton Smith

First published in 1934 and updated in 1965 and 1986, American Reading Instruction has provided insight and historical perspective to reading instruction in the United States beginning with the Colonial era. The volume addresses such areas as theories and practical applications; established and emerging leaders in the reading field; fads and trends; linguistics and technology; cultural, social, and economic issues; and supporting research and professional literature.

This special edition adds several new features, including
-a prologue by Richard D. Robinson and an epilogue by Norman A. Stahl,
-an expanded history of reading from 1967 to the present by P. David Pearson,
-an annotated bibliography on reading history published since 1986, and
-a short biography of Nila Banton Smith.

Teacher educators will value this important resource for both preservice preparation and graduate-level courses, while reading research and reading history enthusiasts alike will find it to be the definitive starting point in historical studies.

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