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ERIC Number: ED033015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May-1
Pages: 8
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Meaningfulness: A Critical Variable in Children's Verbal Learning.
Mickelson, Norma I.
Research into the effectiveness of various approaches to reading instruction, while it has dealt with several which are promising, has been unsuccessful in establishing any one as superior. Therefore, one especially important aspect of future research should be an examination of meaningfulness and its effect on children's verbal learning. This might consider curriculum, instructional methods, and content of reading material. A study is reported which showed a significantly greater recall of high-meaningful vocabulary than of low. It is suggested that other studies might focus on meaningfulness of longer passages. This would give implications which would establish relationships between meaningfulness and achievement in beginning reading and in the reading of disadvantaged children. (MD)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Reading Association conference, Kansas City, Mo., Apr. 30-May 3, 1969.