ERIC Number: ED027171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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1968 Review of Research on College-Adult Reading
Bliesmer, Emery P.
One hundred seventy-nine research reports on college and adult reading are reviewed under five major headings: (1) programs; (2) reading, study, and related habits, traits and skills; (3) influence of reading, study, and related habits and skills; (4) factors influencing reading and other study habits and skills; and (5) testing, readability, newspapers, materials, and other areas. In most instances, the populations, procedures, results, and conclusions are described. Two program studies were national in scope; three were statewide; and one was concerned with nationwide adult basic education programs. Relatively few reports described a specific program, but a considerable number reported the results or evaluations of specific programs. Some evaluated a particular method or methods or compared methods. Several reviewed studies pertinent to the predictive value of reading for college or other academic success. The relationships between various personality traits or characteristics and reading and related skills are described in the section dealing with factors influencing reading. A bibliography is included. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Adult Reading Programs, College Programs, Literature Reviews, Readability, Reading Habits, Reading Materials, Reading Research, Reading Skills, Reading Tests, Research Reviews (Publications), Study
National Reading Conference 1968 Yearbook.
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Note: Paper presented at National Reading Conference, Los Angeles, Dec. 5-8, 1968.