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ERIC Number: ED065859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 190
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A Comparison of the Influence of Four Different Reading Programs on Children's Expressed Attitudes Toward Reading.
Knight, Jeanne Jensen
The purpose of this study was to determine what differences in expressed attitudes toward reading existed after one school year's instruction in each of four different beginning reading programs. Four schools with similar populations using four different emphases in beginning reading were selected for sampling. The different emphases were Language Experience, Bilingual, Miami Linguistic, and Basal Reader. The Goodenough Draw a Man test was administered to two first grade and two second grade classrooms from each school. All second grades were tested with the Gates MacGinitie Reading Tests, Primary Form B. A 15 percent random sample from all first and second grades was given an attitude-toward reading-inventory. Mean attitude scores from all second grade groups were higher than mean attitude scores from the first grade group. Two were significantly higher: the Bilingual at the .05 level and Miami Linguistic at the .10 level. Reading achievement scores favored the Basal Reader Group. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, The University of New Mexico