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ERIC Number: ED067616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 95
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Effects of Methods of Teaching Reading on Reading Achievement and Attitudes Toward Self of Delinquent Boys.
Marani, Salvatore Donald
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of two methods--individualized approach and small groups--in the teaching of reading to juvenile delinquents. Fifteen-year-old delinquent youths, classified as uncontrollable children whose academic performance was equivalent to tenth grade level, were assigned randomly to three groups. The groups had twelve subjects in each making a total of 36. There were two experimental groups (E 1 and E 2) and one control group (C). The E 1 group utilized the individualized approach, the E 2 group used the small group method, and the C group was the untreated group. After a lapse of eight weeks and 30 periods of reading instruction, all subjects were given the Gates Reading Survey (Form M3) and Questionnaire One (How Do You Feel About Yourself?) and Questionnaire Two (How Do You Feel About Things In Class?). The results indicated: (1) there was no significant difference in reading achievement between the two experimental groups, (2) the individualized and small group methods were equivalent in their effect upon the boys' attitude toward self, and (3) no significant changes were found in the control group. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Maryland