ERIC Number: ED169479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of the Use of Selected Newspaper Articles in the Teaching of Certain Critical Reading/Thinking Skills.
Griffin, Charlene M.
To investigate whether certain sections of the newspaper could be used effectively in teaching critical reading and thinking skills to educationally disadvantaged adults, 29 students enrolled in a developmental reading class were instructed for eight weeks using specific newspaper articles to develop critical and analytical skills. A control group composed of 19 students followed the regular class outline. Although the experimental group showed a significant increase over the control group in inference skill development, no significant differences were found in the skill areas of assumption, interpretation, deduction, and argument. It was concluded that certain critical reading and thinking skills can be learned through a unified method of instruction. (Critical questions, propaganda devices, the sequence of articles, sample lesson plans, and skill outlines are appended.) (MAI)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.Ed. Thesis, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey