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ERIC Number: ED040018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-5
Pages: 23
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A Study in Motivating Children to Read.
Bullen, Gertrude F.
A determination as to whether more positive attitudes toward reading could be developed in elementary school children who, because of economic and cultural factors, had limited experience with books was sought in this study. Children from nonreading backgrounds were selected to take part in a books exposure program which supplemented the school's basic reading program. There were three experimental and three control classrooms at each grade level from 1 through 5. Each week teams of three volunteers visited the experimental classrooms to work with small groups of 10 or less children. They tried to arouse and strengthen the children's interest in books. No volunteers worked with the control groups, but each of those classrooms contained a set of books which the children were allowed to take home. An attitude instrument was designed to measure the children's attitudes toward reading at home and at school, visiting the library, and buying books and receiving books as gifts. The program positively affected the attitudes of those children exposed to the experimental situation. Tables are included. (NH)
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Note: Paper presented at the conference of the American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, Minn., Mar. 2-6, 1970