Ken  Goodman Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Ken Goodman

Professor Emeritus
University of Arizona

I first began to focus on understanding reading while I was a doctoral student at UCLA in the early 1960s. I wanted to understand the process well enough so that I could help teachers help children become effective readers. I became convinced that studying reading as language would reveal a good deal about the process. To study reading as receptive language, I knew I would have to observe real readers reading real texts. Otherwise, I wouldn't be examining the complete language process.


    UCLA 1962

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Reading process, reading theory, scientific realism, biliteracy, miscue analysis, Emma (Eye movement miscue analysis), whole language, psycholoy, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, politicsof literacy

Personal Interests

    Teacher advocacy, advocacy for children, gardening,


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