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ERIC Number: ED053880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 241
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Reading in Manitoba Schools: A Survey.
Halamandaris, P. G.
In November of 1965, the Provincial Executive of the Manitoba Teachers' Society established a commission made up of principals, teachers, and university professors to study reading in the Manitoba schools, including (1) reading teaching, (2) reading ability of elementary and secondary school pupils, (3) results of research elsewhere, (4) instruction of teaching reading methods at educational institutions in the Province, and (5) public hearings at which members of the educational or lay public may submit their studies and opinions. An extensive questionnaire was developed and sent to all teachers in grades 1, 2, 3, and 6 in the Province. A sample of approximately half the students in grades 1, 2, 3, and 6, a total of 30,973, was administered the Stanford Achievement Test in Reading (SRAT) and the Otis-Lennon Mental Ability Test. The results showed Manitoba children to be below the SRAT norm group. Intercorrelations of the variables, regression analysis, and analysis of variance were among the analyses performed. The commission suggested careful study of the following: (1) crucial variables affecting reading, (2) early detection of learning problems, (3) careful selection of reading materials, and (4) educational philosophy. A bibliography, tables, and appendixes (including the study questionnaire) are included. (BM)
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Authoring Institution: Manitoba Teachers' Society, Winnipeg.