ERIC Number: ED393082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb-24
Reference Count: N/A
Student Perceptions of a Summer School Reading Program.
Dewalt, Mark; Bartle, Phil
A study by researchers in Hickory, North Carolina, examined student perceptions of a summer school reading program used in two Alexander County elementary schools. Surveys were completed by each second and third grade student participating in the summer school reading program. Content analysis was used to examine student responses to open-ended questions on the survey. Results indicated that 50% of the students clearly believed they learned to read better. Further, when asked what they liked best about summer school, 26% responded that they liked learning to read, 15% said that they liked playing outside, and another 15% liked playing. Another 12% said they liked art and 9% indicated that the best thing about summer school was their teacher. Findings suggest that the summer school reading program should not be more of the same as what students had during the regular school year, but should be varied and different, offering them study about things that interest them, like dinosaurs and animals. (Contains two tables of data and five references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Alexander County School District NC
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (19th, Cambridge, MA, February 21-24, 1996).