Remediation

Authored by: Peter Johnston , Richard Allington

Handbook of Reading Research

Print publication date:  March  2016
Online publication date:  April  1996

Print ISBN: 9781138834262
eBook ISBN: 9780203447772
Adobe ISBN: 9781136610745

10.4324/9780203447772.ch34

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Abstract

Language is always metaphorical and words carry more baggage than appears at first glance. The words we use to discuss the acquisition of reading are not excepted from this general principle. For instance, the word remedial is used by different individuals in different ways and to mean different things; and the several meanings, as well as the historical development of these, deserve some exploration. Each of the meanings involves an entire metaphor and attendant consequences. Exploring these metaphors is illuminating.

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