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ERIC Number: ED036417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Pages: 21
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A Summer Reading and Study Skills Program for Socially Disadvantaged College Freshmen.
Kling, Martin
This report deals with a 2-week reading and study program developed for socially disadvantaged incoming freshmen at Rutgers University. Of the group studied, 84 percent were black, and the rest were white boys. Of the blacks, 53 percent were female. The organization of the skills acquisition program is described. Also given are informal and formal evaluations of the effectiveness of the program which were based on standardized pretest and post-test assessments as to vocabulary, comprehension, and reading rate. The study concluded that it is apparently possible to develop a workable reading and study skills program for socially disadvantaged freshmen within a relatively short 2-week period of 22 hours of testing and instruction. Such a program can produce statistically significant results at the 1 percent level of significance on objective measures of vocabulary, comprehension, and speed of reading. A bibliography and a list of 106 paperbacks used in the program are included. (NH)
Nineteenth National Reading Conference Yearbook
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 4-6, 1969