ERIC Number: ED041697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
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Implications of Research on College Reading for the Secondary School Teacher.
Maxwell, Martha J.
Studies in two areas of college reading research and their implications for secondary reading teachers are discussed: (1) the effectiveness of reading machines and (2) the effectiveness of techniques recommended for student use. Several studies evaluating the effectiveness of reading machines are reviewed, and weaknesses of research in this area are cited. The general conclusion is that machines tend to increase motivation but do not significantly improve reading. Claims that machines improve eye movements are refuted. It is noted that the problems of rate increase measures complicate the evaluation of the effectiveness of machines. Criteria for reading and study skills are discussed. Robinson's SQ3R textbook study method is found to be less effective than underlining which is faster and which yields higher comprehension scores. References are included, and four short reactions to the paper are given. (WB)
Descriptors: Eye Movements, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Learning Motivation, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Reading Rate, Reading Research, Reading Skills, Study Skills, Teaching Machines
"Speaking to the Issues: Position Papers in Reading," p. 47-56. The Reading Center, College of Education, University of Maryland, College Park, Md. 20742
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