That six college students in London should require more brain activity than Italian students
in decoding words is consistent with the use
of whole-language methods favored in London classrooms when these respondents were
young. For people not trained in phonics, word decoding is more difficult. A more complete
study would include students from Scotland, where phonics instruction was more likely.
Kevin C. Killion Kenilworth, Ill.
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