Yatvin, Joanne, "Making Whole Language Disappear: How the National Reading Panel Worked its Magic," pp. 81-91 in Leslie Poynor and Paula M. Wolfe, eds., Marketing Fear in America's Public Schools: The Real War on Literacy. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2005.


Joanne Yatvin


Critiques the research process used in this study of reading research; demonstrates the ideological influences on the doing and the using of the study; related studies in other chapters.

Broad Topical Focus

Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry, Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and Politics, Reading


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