Matthew Effects in Reading: Some Consequences of Individual Differences in the Acquisition of Literacy

@article{Stanovich2009MatthewEI,
  title={Matthew Effects in Reading: Some Consequences of Individual Differences in the Acquisition of Literacy},
  author={K. Stanovich},
  journal={Journal of Education},
  year={2009},
  volume={189},
  pages={23 - 55}
}
A framework for conceptualizing the development of individual differences in reading ability is presented that synthesizes a great deal of the research literature. The framework places special emphasis on the effects of reading on cognitive development and on “bootstrapping” relationships involving reading. Of key importance are the concepts of reciprocal relationships—situations where the causal connection between reading ability and the efficiency of a cognitive process is bidirectional-and… Expand
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