Being involved with pre-service training of content teachers in a state which requires by law courses in reading method, we raised the following question: Since only two such studies appear in the widely circulated professional literature, were the findings reported by Bader truly representative of a positive trend toward a commitment to reading, or had the earlier comments of Estes and Piercey proven to be more prophetic?
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