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ERIC Number: ED010060
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 446
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INSTRUCTION OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN READING FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES.
ANDRESEN, OLIVER S.; SMITH, HELEN K.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS TO BE DERIVED FROM PLANNED PURPOSEFUL READING INSTRUCTION WERE STUDIED. TWELVE PURPOSES WERE THEN SELECTED FOR PURPOSEFUL READING AT THE NINTH-GRADE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL. STUDENTS IN THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP AND CONTROL GROUP WERE THEN SELECTED ON THE BASIS OF NEED FOR PURPOSEFUL READING INSTRUCTION. INDIVIDUALS IN THE CONTROL AND EXPERIMENTAL GROUPS WERE MATCHED ON THE BASIS OF READING INVENTORY SCORES AND I.Q. PLANNED PURPOSEFUL READING INSTRUCTION WAS THEN GIVEN TO THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP AND EVALUATED. THE EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION WAS COMPARED WITH AN EVALUATION OF CONTROL GROUP INSTRUCTION. INSTRUCTION IN BOTH GROUPS WAS OBSERVED BY A READING RESEARCH ASSOCIATE TO ASCERTAIN PROCEDURES AND METHODS USED BY TEACHERS. EFFECTIVENESS OF THE INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES USED WAS COMPARED. ANALYSIS OF COVARIANCE WAS USED TO ADJUST FOR DIFFERENCES IN I.Q. OR PURPOSEFUL READING PRETEST SCORES. EXPERIMENTAL SUBJECTS DID NOT READ SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER THAN THE CONTROL GROUP FOR THE 12 STUDY PURPOSES SELECTED. HOWEVER, THE RESULTS INDICATE THAT THE PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS SCORING ABOVE ONE STANDARD DEVIATION WAS HIGHER IN THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THE MATERIALS DEVELOPED FOR INSTRUCTION AND TESTING HAD BEEN USED SUCCESSFULLY AND THAT PLANNED PURPOSEFUL READING INSTRUCTION WAS SUPERIOR TO INCIDENTAL INSTRUCTION. (WN)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.
Identifiers: ILLINOIS; Illinois (Chicago); Niles Township High School West IL