The structure and development of the paired reading technique

K.J. Topping, G.A. Lindsay

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    This paper defines the Paired Reading technique and comments upon minor variations. The historical antecedents for the technique in the international literature are reviewed and the technique is considered in the context of relevant background theory and empirical research. The main strands of theory regarding how and why Paired Reading works are reviewed in the light of summary data on process and reading style changes during PR projects.

    It is concluded that the effects of Paired Reading are mediated by a number of different factors, and the technique should therefore be widely philosophically acceptable.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)120-136
    Number of pages17
    JournalJournal of Research in Reading
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 1992


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