ERIC Number: ED330994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Construction and Use of High-Volume Cultural-Literacy Reading Tools.
California State Univ., Northridge.
The national problem of literacy has both a basic skills dimension and a general knowledge dimension ("cultural literacy"). Accordingly, since previous research has demonstrated that high-volume reading produces measurable improvement in both dimensions, an "action literacy" project constructed eight reading lists (770 titles) at various levels to answer the question: What should American students read? The program then constructed personal choice tools for each list to answer the question: How can American students be encouraged to read? The program also constructed and identified practical testing resources to answer the question: How can American students demonstrate their reading achievement? The program also assembled experimental evidence and large-scale evidence to demonstrate the efficacy of high-volume personal choice reading in improving writing skills. Two appendixes make up over half the document. Appendix 1 contains information on FIPSE and appendix 2 contains a report of data, including 12 figures, collected for the project. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Northridge.
Identifiers: Cultural Literacy; Reading Behavior; Reading Lists