Date of Award
Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)
Educational Administration and Supervision
The decade of the 80's witnessed the introduction of a new method for teaching language arts called "Whole Language". A whole language approach provides language instruction as the simultaneous, integrated teaching of reading, writing, speaking, and listening in a context that is both meaningful and purposeful for the learner. A new paradigm emerged, demonstrating that "knowledge is internal and subjective, learning is constructing meaning, and teaching is a dynamic combination of coaching and facilitating" (Hiebert, 1989, p. 62). The whole-language movement appears to embody this new paradigm in its most advanced development.
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