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ERIC Number: ED037602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Pages: 238
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An Opinion Survey of Teachers Using an Easy-to-Read Newspaper in the Classroom for New Literates.
Hayes, Larry Wayne
An opinion survey of teachers using an easy-to-read newspaper for new literates attempted to analyze the content of the paper; to trace its history and philosophy; and to find answers for the following questions: Who are the readers? What do teachers like and dislike about "News for You"? How can the newspaper be improved? Of the 287 copies of a specially designed questionnaire mailed, 144 usable ones were returned. About 50% of the readers were teenagers in Special Education. The majority were white and one half were male. All had achieved a third to fifth grade reading level. Teachers asked for more space for job information, budgeting, and health. Twenty-five per cent requested less space for black history; 14% wanted "Dear Mary" a weekly Dear Abby-type columnist to be eliminated. Recommended were: an "editorial balance" in content to meet the needs of diverse readers, and attention to topics of interest to both teachers in Adult Basic Education and Special Education. An extensive bibliography is included. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (NL)
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY.