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American Educator, Summer, 1995, "Learning to Read:  Schooling's First Mission"

I personally think the authors of this article honey coated WL and did a little kowtowing to the establishment in order to get the article published.  Unfortunately, it did not work and WL teachers felt empowered and exonerated to continue with a reluctant nod to more phonics in their classrooms. (Sharman 2003)






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