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ERIC Number: ED016164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 1
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A STUDY OF COMMUNICATIONS TO ADULTS OF LIMITED READING ABILITY BY SPECIALLY WRITTEN MATERIALS.
LAUBACH, ROBERT S.
TWO HYPOTHESES WERE STUDIED--THAT ADULTS CONSIDERED FUNCTIONALLY ILLITERATE MAY RECEIVE COMMUNICATION BY SPECIALLY WRITTEN MATERIALS, AND THAT THESE MATERIALS MAY BE PREPARED IN VARIOUS WAYS WHICH WILL DIFFERENTIATE IN COMMUNICATION CONVEYED. FOUR NEWSPAPER ARTICLES WERE REWRITTEN IN THREE DIFFERENT WAYS. THESE AND THE ORIGINAL FORM WERE ADMINISTERED AS SILENT READING EXERCISES IN ADULT ELEMENTARY CLASSES IN PHILADELPHIA AND CLEVELAND. ONE SAMPLE (164 WHITE, FOREIGN BORN PARTICIPANTS), SPOKE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, WHILE IN THE OTHER GROUP, 104 ADULTS, PRIMARILY NEGRO SPOKE ENGLISH AS THEIR NATIVE TONGUE. ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE SUPPORTED THE FIRST HYPOTHESIS, THAT COMMUNICATION MAY BE INCREASED BY SPECIALLY WRITTEN MATERIALS, BUT NOT THE SECOND, THAT DIFFERENT WAYS OF WRITING WOULD DIFFERENTIATE. THIS WAS INTERPRETED TO MEAN THAT WHILE ADULT EDUCATORS EXPRESS THE NEED FOR MORE SIMPLIFIED READING MATERIALS FOR ADULTS, CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN TO ASSURE THE APPROPRIATE USE OF SUCH MATERIALS. IT MAY BE RECOMMENDED THAT THESE MATERIALS BE USED AS SUPPLEMENTARY READING IN SUPERVISED LEARNING SITUATIONS. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, ANN ARBOR, MICH., ORDER NO. 64-2298. MICROFILM $2.75. XEROGRAPHY $8.60. 189 PAGES. (AUTHOR/PT)
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Identifiers: Ohio (Cleveland); Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)