ERIC Number: ED174979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
The Effective Use of Reading.
Lunzer, Eric, Ed.; Gardner, Keith, Ed.
This report provides a detailed account of a three-year project that sought to determine how average and above average ten- and fifteen-year-old readers in Great Britain actually used reading in school. The 11 chapters cover the following topics: the origins, background, and development of the project; the differences between spoken and written language; comprehension and comprehension tests; assessing the readability of school textbooks; the incidence and context of reading in the classroom; reading for homework; topic work with first-year secondary pupils; reading laboratories; improving reading through group discussion activities; current school practices; a summary and conclusions of the project; and a note on statistics. A bibliography and lists of tables and figures are appended. (FL)
Descriptors: Books, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Group Discussion, Readability, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Reading Tests, Research Methodology, Student Needs
Heinemann Educational Books Limited, 22 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3HH, England (8.50 pounds cloth, 4.50 pounds paper)
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Great Britain