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ERIC Number: ED049209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 186
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Individualizing the Reading of Literature in Tenth Grade English Classes in Virginia Schools.
McLeod, Alan Marshall
Two questions involving individualized literature programs in relation to 10th grade English classes of middle or heterogeneous ability are the focus of this study: (1) to what extent do teachers individualize the reading of literature; and (2) when reading individualization occurs, how do teachers operate such a program? Procedures in four different contexts were considered--outside reading or reading for book reports, specific assignment reading, reading within units of literature, and independent reading during English class. A related questionnaire was sent to 158 teachers in 57 Virginia public schools. Usable questionnaires from 81.6% of teachers furnished the basis for the following conclusions: (1) individualized reading programs are virtually non-existent; (2) individualized reading occurs most often as outside reading in which students choose from a restricted list and make formal reports; (3) any in-class individualized reading occurs for only part of the class period; and (4) only occasionally do students individually or in groups read different literature for specific assignments or within units of study. (Author/JMC)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Virginia