ERIC Number: ED062093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Pittsburgh Reading is FUNdamental Program.
Boldovici, John A.; And Others
A study of one of the model "Reading is FUNdamental" (RIF) programs located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was made to determine the success of the program and to formulate suggestions for changes. RIF is a program in which free or inexpensive books are made available in a community through schools, libraries, and other local organizations in order to encourage reading for enjoyment. For this study, questionnaires given to students, parents, teachers, principals, librarians, and student aides were evaluated. It was found that the overall reaction to the program was favorable. Children found the books were fun to read and they enjoyed sharing them with their families and friends; teachers and librarians felt the program had helped motivate children to read and resulted in positive effects which could be seen in the classroom and the library; parents found their children reading and enjoying books; principals felt the program should be continued; and student aides felt that their home visitations and individual work with children were valuable to the children and to themselves. Suggestions for changing the program, a survey of books distributed by subject and reading level, sample questionnaires, tables, and references are included. (AL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA.
Identifiers: Reading is FUNdamental