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Instigation for that marked change came as a result of a confluence of social, educational, political, and economic factors occurring in that decade. Postwar America was fertile ground for transformations in reading research and practice for several reasons. For one, the high birthrate during and immediately following World War II resulted in record numbers of children entering the public school system (Ganley, Lyons, & Sewall, 1993). This baby boom contributed to both quantitative and qualitative changes to the school population.

Those constituent parts could then be practiced and reinforced in a systematic and orderly fashion during classroom instruction (Pearson & Stephens, 1994). With this analytic view, there was a growing tendency for problems in the reading act to be looked upon as deficiencies in need of remediation, just as physical ailments require medical remedies. Indeed, it was a medical metaphor of reading, with its diagnosis, prescription, and remediation, that came to the foreground in the 1950s. Moreover, despite the claims of some within the reading research community that little of significance occurred in reading until the 1960s (Weaver & Kintsch, 1991), the continued influence of behaviorism on educational practice remains evident today.

Specifically, the readers’ knowledge base was 12 Alexander and Fox shown to be powerful, pervasive, individualistic, and modifiable. C. Anderson, Pichert, & Shirey, 1983), and their interpretations and recall of written text (Bransford & Franks, 1971; Lipson, 1983). C. Anderson, Reynolds, Schallert, & Goetz, 1977), and strategic processing (Alexander & Judy, 1988; Garner, 1987). Because of the primacy of reading-specific studies during this period, an extensive literature on text-based factors arose, particularly in relation to comprehension.

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