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Research into beginning reading instruction has been published recently in the form of a book entitled Learning to Read: The Great Debate (2). Its author is Jeanne Chall, professor of education at Harvard University, who was commissioned by the Carnegie Foundation to analyze critically the findings of over fifty years of research studies in beginning reading. As part of this project, Dr. Chall also interviewed teachers and administrators and visited some 300 classrooms in the United States, England and Scotland.

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