Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date

Fall 11-17-2014

School

School of Education

Major

Education: Elementary/Middle

Keywords

Whole Language, Learning Modalities, Brain Gym

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | Education

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to examine the documented research to practice gap in education by discussing three recent trends in education that gained momentum with little to no empirical support: (a) whole language reading instruction; (b) modality-based instruction; and (c) Brain Gym. This thesis examines the trend in education toward embracing unsubstantiated strategies by spotlighting these three educational trends and offers recommendations for addressing the research to practice gap in the field of education.

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