chapter  7
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Models of the Reading Process

This is not to say that early reading researchers were not concerned about all aspects of the reading process or that there were no scholarly pieces from which a model could be deduced fairly easily. One has but to read Huey (1908/ 1968), Woodworth (1938), or Anderson and Dearborn (1952) to refute such a claim. It is perhaps more accurate to speculate that until the mid-1950s and the 1960s, there simply was not a strong tradition of attempting to conceptualize knowledge and theory about the reading process in the form of explicit reading models.