ERIC Number: ED058138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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The Newspaper in the Elementary School: A Research Report to ANPA Foundation.
The purpose of the study reported was to determine the effects of the use of daily newspapers by elementary school students on their general and newspaper reading skills. Five social studies teachers taught 50 50 minute lessons over a period of 10 weeks to homogeneously grouped pupils in grades 4-7, using three local dailies as the instructional materials. The lessons were designed according to the instructional objectives of the American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation Newspaper Test (ANPAFNT); both the lessons and the test are rated at the junior high school level. The two participating schools were in rural Hancock County, Georgia; 90% of the pupils were black and scored below national norms in reading before the experiment. Students were pre-and post-tested with a nationally normed reading achievement test and with the ANPAFNT. The latter was also used 10 weeks after the instruction. Students scored significant gains on all of the post-tests, indicating that gains during the project were in basic skills rather than in quickly forgotten trivial information. (Author/DJB)
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Authoring Institution: American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, Washington, DC.