What studies should be covered in a graduate reading research course? How should the course be structured? These are questions I considered before teaching a reading research course for the first time. An investigation of the literature found little on reading research courses. While some works identified important studies, articles, and books (Froese, 1981; Manzo, 1983; Pearce and Bader, 1980; and Singer, 1985), none specifically addressed reading research courses. Gentile, Kamil, and Blanchard's Reading Research Revisited (1983) identified studies and furnished a structure. The studies covered, however, appeared to be the editors' choices. In an attempt to answer questions about course content and structure, a two part study was conducted. The first part was a survey to identify reading selections for a research course. A follow-up survey attempted to clarify why certain selections had been named.
Pearce, D. L. (1987). Works Covered In Graduate Reading Reasearch Courses: Two Surveys. Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts, 28 (1). Retrieved from https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol28/iss1/6