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ERIC Number: ED056844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Pages: 94
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A Survey of Reading Instrument Usage in New Jersey Public School Reading Programs, Grades K-12.
Greenwald, Marcia Alpern
The use of machines in reading instruction was examined in 174 New Jersey school districts. From data gathered by questionnaire, the numbers, types, and usages of machines in various school districts were examined. The ratio of pupil to machine was correlated with the size of the school district, expenditures per student, and organization of the school systems (K through 8, K through 12, and 7 through 12). It was found that K through 8 school districts had the most favorable pupil/machine ratios. The size of the school district significantly influenced the number of machines owned. There was no correlation between a district's size and the pupil/machine ratio nor between a district's expenditure per pupil and its pupil/machine ratio. The instruments most frequently found in reading programs were listening and recording devices, followed by directional attack control devices and group tachistoscopes. The majority of districts used machines in both developmental and remedial reading programs. Indications for further research are made. Tables, the questionnaire, and references are included. (AL)
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Note: Master's thesis submitted to Rutgers, the State University, New Brunswick, N.J.