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ERIC Number: ED037312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Pages: 10
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The Opinions of Thirty-Three Disadvantaged Vocational High School Students Regarding Adjustment Subsequent to Remediation in Reading.
Newman, Harold
Thirty-three graduates who had taken high school reading classes in a 3-year period from one instructor were surveyed for their perceptions and opinions regarding personal, academic, and vocational adjustment subsequent to the instruction. The majority of the graduates reported having received higher grades, having spent more time studying, having shown more effort and interest, and having participated in more classroom discussions from the time they completed the course until graduation. While 32 graduates felt they could read their texts with more understanding after leaving the reading class, 21 admitted that they had done no voluntary work. All felt their performance on homework improved. All but 6 percent reported some improvement in personal-social adjustment. As all had good conduct records before they took the class, behavioral improvement could not be credited to the class. Many indicated that they learned to value a diploma; some felt that the reading course had increased their potential for job satisfaction and thus for security; a few sought additional education; and many thought their personal esteem had increased. When interviewed, 21 had skilled or semi-skilled jobs. The report quotes many exemplary answers to the open-ended questions of the survey. (BT)
Nineteenth Yearbook of the National Reading Conference, Inc., Marquette University, 1217 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 53233
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 4-6, 1969