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ERIC Number: ED041887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 305
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What Teachers Read to Pupils in the Middle Grades.
Tom, Chow Loy
To ascertain, classify, and evaluate the quality of prose and poetry read to pupils in grades 4-6 by their teachers and to determine some of the situational factors that affected this reading, a 30-item questionnaire containing objective multiple-choice items (concerning teacher background, library facilities, and read-aloud practices) and open-ended items (requesting the titles of prose and poems that teachers had read to their pupils from September 1967 to January 1969) was sent to 1,020 teachers in five states. Information was obtained from 582 teachers; objective items were analyzed with Ohio State Questionnaire Analysis Computer Program, while the quality of each title was measured on a four-point scale determined by its rating in two current standard bibliographies. Findings indicated that (1) a large proportion of teachers value reading aloud to their pupils; (2) the prose and poetry choices of men and women teachers vary little; (3) more fiction than nonfiction is read aloud, and the fiction read is of higher quality; (4) reading choices depend on what is easily available in textbooks and the school library; and (5) teachers need to know more about children's books and poetry, especially contemporary materials. (Author/MF)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University