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ERIC Number: ED016566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Pages: 213
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Reference Count: 0
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THE EFFECT OF A SUMMER TELEVISION READING PROGRAM ON THE READING ACHIEVEMENT OF CHILDREN. FINAL REPORT.
HUMPHREY, JACK W.
THE FINAL REPORT OF A STUDY INVOLVING CHILDREN DURING THE SUMMER AFTER FIRST GRADE IS PRESENTED. THE STUDY WAS DESIGNED FOR THESE PURPOSES--(1) TO DETERMINE THE READING LOSS OR GAIN OF FIRST-GRADE CHILDREN DURING THE SUMMER OF 1965 AND 1966, (2) TO DEVELOP AND PRESENT A SUMMER READING PROGRAM BY TELEVISION, AND (3) TO TEST THE NULL HYPOTHESIS THAT THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE MEANS OF READING ACHIEVEMENT TESTS TAKEN BY CHILDREN WHO DID AND WHO DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN A SUMMER TELEVISED INSTRUCTION PROGRAM. A STEERING COMMITTEE WAS FORMED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PROJECT TO APPROVE THE VARIOUS PHASES OF THE PROJECT AS WELL AS TO GIVE SUGGESTIONS AND COMMENTS CONCERNING PLANS FOR EACH PHASE. ACTIVITY BOOKLETS BASED ON CHILDREN'S INTERESTS WERE WRITTEN BY TEACHERS TO COMPLEMENT THE TELEVISION PROGRAM. FORTY HALF-HOUR LESSONS WERE PRESENTED ON TELEVISION. EXPERIMENTAL AND CONTROL GROUPS WERE TESTED IN MAY AND SEPTEMBER USING THE CALIFORNIA READING TEST AND THE CALIFORNIA TEST OF MENTAL MATURITY. THE DATA INDICATE THAT CHILDREN WHO WATCHED OVER ONE-HALF OF THE SUMMER TELEVISION PROGRAMS HAD HIGHER INTELLIGENCE SCORES, BETTER PRESUMMER AND POST SUMMER READING SCORES IN VOCABULARY, COMPREHENSION, AND TOTAL READING, AND MADE GAINS IN READING ABILITY IN ALL READING AREAS DURING THE SUMMER. THE AVERAGE IN READING SCORES FOR THE OTHER GROUPS DECLINED DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS. IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS AS WELL AS FIGURES AND TABLES ARE PROVIDED. (BK)
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Authoring Institution: Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corp., IN.
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