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Kenneth and Yetta Goodman Collection

Audio recordings related to language comprehension research

The Kenneth and Yetta Goodman Collection (1953-2015) contains research project files and other materials documenting the professional miscue research of Kenneth and Yetta Goodman. These materials showcase the Whole Language method of language comprehension and learning. It is organized into 4 series and multiple subseries with the majority of the collection found in the research project files as well as the correspondence subseries.

Kenneth S. Goodman (1927-) was Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona. He served as past president of the National Conference on Research in English, the Center for Expansion of Language and Thinking, the International Reading Association, and the Whole Language Umbrella. Yetta M. Goodman (1931-) was Regents Professor of Education at the University of Arizona. She consulted with education departments and spoke at conferences throughout the United States and in many nations of the world regarding issues of language, teaching and learning with implications for language arts curricula. 

*This collection is restricted. To access collection, contact Special Collections Director at 520-626-8332.