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ERIC Number: ED014407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 255
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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CRITICAL READING ABILITY OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN.
WOLF, WILLAVENE; AND OTHERS
THE FINAL REPORT OF A STUDY CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE (1) WHETHER CRITICAL READING SKILLS CAN BE TAUGHT TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN WHILE MAINTAINING PROGRESS IN OTHER BASIC READING SKILLS, (2) WHETHER THERE IS A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CRITICAL READING ABILITY AND SUCH CHARACTERISTICS AS GENERAL READING ABILITY, INTELLIGENCE, AND PERSONALITY FACTORS, (3) WHAT KINDS OF TEACHER VERBAL BEHAVIOR ELICIT CRITICAL RESPONSES FROM CHILDREN, AND (4) WHAT ARE THE REACTIONS OF TEACHERS TO THE PROCESS OF TEACHING CRITICAL READING IS PRESENTED. THE SUBJECTS WERE 651 OHIO SCHOOL CHILDREN IN 24 INTACT CLASSROOMS, GRADES 1 THROUGH 6, WITH TWO CONTROL AND TWO EXPERIMENTAL CLASSES AT EACH GRADE LEVEL. EXPERIMENTAL CLASSES RECEIVED INSTRUCTION IN CRITICAL READING, WHILE CONTROLS RECEIVED INSTRUCTION IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE FOR 1 ACADEMIC YEAR. A TEST-RETEST DESIGN WAS USED. AT EVERY GRADE LEVEL, THE MEAN SCORES OF THE EXPERIMENTAL CLASSES WERE SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN THOSE OF CONTROLS ON CRITICAL READING TESTS. NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES APPEARED BETWEEN GROUPS ON THE GENERAL READING TEST. OTHER FINDINGS ARE DISCUSSED. INSTRUMENTAL MATERIALS DEVELOPED FOR THE STUDY--A VERIFIED LIST OF CRITICAL READING SKILLS, LESSON PLANS, AN OBSERVATIONAL SCALE, AND CRITICAL READING TESTS--ARE APPENDED. (RH)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Research Foundation.
Identifiers: Ohio State University