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ERIC Number: ED024535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 11
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Research in Secondary Reading.
Kling, Martin
Summers' annotated bibliographies of secondary reading (1963, 1964), "Review of Educational Research,""Journal of Reading," ERIC/CRIER, and "Research in Education" are listed as resources for all phases of reading. A shifting of trends in the nature and scope of research topics in secondary reading is noted, with diagnosis and treatment, readability, and reading in high school indicated as the most frequently researched areas from 1940 to 1960. The most significant theoretical-empirical study in reading at the secondary level is judged to be "Speed and Power of Reading In High School" by Holmes and Singer, a study based on the substrata-factor theory of reading. This study reveals that more is known about power of reading than about speed of reading and that different criterion groups--i.e. boys and girls--mobilize different sets of subabilities within their separate working systems in order to read for speed. This substrata analysis provides strategies for curriculum development and emphasizes what variables might be taught for various criterion groups. Bibliotherapy, critical reading, and flexibility are listed, among others, as areas of needed research. Charts, tables, and a list of references are included. (RT)
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Note: Reprint of chapter 10 of "Reading in the Secondary School," 1968 Yearbook of the New Jersey Secondary School Teachers Association.