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ERIC Number: ED052920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Pages: 56
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Environmental Factors that Influence Achievement in a Reading Improvement Program.
Underwood, M. Hope
Environmental factors which influence reading performance of disabled readers are explored. The author first surveyed related literature and selected the following significant environmental factors: self-esteem, parental attitudes and behavior, and overt classroom behavior of children, ages 7 to 12. The Parent Attitude Research Instrument, Parent Interview Form, Self-Esteem Inventory, Soares and Soares Self-Concept Instruments, and Children's Behavior Questionnaire were then selected to measure each of these factors. The instruments were assessed, and it was found that they could be used within a reading improvement program to add to a diagnostic battery of tests to give evidence on environmental factors in influencing reading. The last part of the report deals with how these instruments could be used in a reading improvement program and how the use would change the present masters of science program in education-reading at Whitewater State University. A bibliography and appendixes of test forms are included. (AW)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Univ., Whitewater.