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Developing Readable Materials


by Edgar Dale & Jeanne S. Chall 1956

The aim of communication is to share ideas, information, attitudes, and skills. The sharing may be through direct imitation of an action or indirectly by words, pictures, and other symbols. In a simple society where specialized information is rare, everyone can talk to and learn from everyone else. But in today's specialized society we have reached a point where, as Robert M. Hutchins once put it, even our anatomists cannot talk to each other unless they happen to be working on the same part of the body.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 55, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 57 Number 10, 1956, p. 218-250
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20038, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 11:24:25 AM

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