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ERIC Number: ED065857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 444
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Interestability of Sixth Grade Basic Readers.
Martin, Robert Lee
The major concern of this study was to investigate the reading interests of sixth grade pupils. A questionnaire was developed to determine the reading interests of the children. Comparisons were made between the expressed reading interests of the pupils and the content of five sixth basic readers. Some of the conclusions were: the interests of sixth grade children in sixth grade basic readers were affected by IQ and race, there was a decrease in interest in the readers with an increase in reading achievement, and there was an increase in interest in the readers with a decrease in socioeconomic status. It was recommended that state boards of education should exercise more flexibility in allowing local school districts to select reading textbooks. Reading interests of the children should be considered when local school districts select reading textbooks. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ed. D. Dissertation, University of Southern California