Date of Award

Spring 1976

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

Sargent, Eileen E.

Second Advisor

Nordberg, Robert B.

Third Advisor

Leslie, Lauren


The process of reading and the skills involved in that process are among the most widely discussed and well investigated areas of the curriculum. While there is still conflict over a precise definition of reading, it is commonly accepted that there is a relationship between reading and thinking. In the 1600's John Locke stated: Reading furnishes the mind only with the materials of knowledge: it is thinking that makes what we read oμrs. So far as we apprehend and see the connection of ideas, so far it is ours without that, it is so much loose matter floating in our brain. Locke understood the relationship between thinking and reading with a clarity lacked by many individuals today. However, Locke saw reading only as simple word recognition. This is a fundamental error...



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