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Critique and analysis of current theory, research, and practice as it relates to content-area reading instruction. Particular attention is given to the development of comprehension, metacognitive awareness, and effective study strategies. Also stressed are internal and external textbook-thinking skills, the integrated use of reading and writing, and materials and methods to promote lifelong learning. Other topics considered include media literacy, inquiry learning, authentic assessment, action research, and diversity issues. Required for reading endorsement.