ERIC Number: ED027153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct-15
Reference Count: 0
Content Analysis and Children's Responses to First-Grade Readers in the United States and Foreign Countries. Final Report.
Blom, Gaston E.; And Others
Motivational aspects of the content of first-grade reading textbooks used in the United States and in several foreign countries, as well as textbooks formerly used in the United States, were explored, using both sociocultural and personality development dimensions in the analyses. Exploration of the nature of reading textbook content and its influence on reading acquisition and on cultural transmission was accomplished. Among the findings were indications of a lesser degree of masculine-oriented behavior than of feminine-oriented behavior in basal readers, a close approximation of typical basal text suburban characteristics in multiethnic series, and a considerable various between subject matter of books chosen by children in libraries and that of reading materials used in schools. Stories told by first graders from various socioeconomic and cultural settings were collected for theme analysis, and cross-national studies of first-grade reading textbooks from four countries were conducted. Practical applications of research results included a teachers' selection guide for choosing material for children. An extensive bibliography of supplementary materials related to the investigation and appendixes of coding manuals, attitude sets, and published and unpublished articles are included. (Author/MKD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Denver. Medical Center.