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ERIC Number: ED029765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Pages: 10
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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Reading.
Rauch, Sidney J.
Difficulties faced by freshmen in accomplishing the study-reading needed for a required world history course at Hofstra University led to the establishment of a 3-credit 1-semester reading and study skills course, developed by an interdisciplinary team composed of members from the history and reading faculties. Thirty students were assigned to two sections of the history-reading course for the fall semester, and thirty for the spring semester. Each history-reading section was composed of 30 students, 15 of whom took both history and reading, and 15 of whom took only history. History text materials were used in the reading sections, and emphasis was placed on survey skills, paragraph analysis, use of signals and other cues, critical analysis and evaluation, analysis of structural and organizational patterns, and note taking. Achievement was measured by the Cooperative English Test (CET), C-2, Reading Comprehension, an informal history-reading inventory, and a comparison of history grades. Those students taking reading and history together scored 16 percentile points higher on the CET than those enrolled only in history, but no significant difference among the final history grades was noted. References are included. (MD)
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Note: Paper presented at the 12th annual meeting of the College Reading Association, Boston, Mass., March 13-15, 1969