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ERIC Number: ED026205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Pages: 14
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Discovery and Measurement of Interests in Reading.
Jan-Tausch, Evelyn
The development of an instrument to assess the reading interests of individual children is described. The instrument devised consists of 36 illustrations judged to involved 12 themes. It was assumed that a student's selection of certain preferred illustrations would be an expression of his identification with the major thematic content of the picture. To evaluate these Thematic-Content Illustrations as a means of determining individual interests, the selections made on three instruments by 100 seventh-grade pupils, 50 girls and 50 boys, were compared. Student's choices of illustrations and their selections from 48 fictitious titles and summaries which the investigator created to fit the 12 thematic categories and from a published "Literature Sampler" are reported. References are included. (RJ)
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Note: Paper presented at International Reading Association conference, Boston, Mass., April 24-27, 1968.