ERIC Number: ED068954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Responses of High School Students to Poetry in Three Differently Directed Situations and the Relationship of the Responses to Sex and Reading Level. Final Report.
This study investigated responses by fifteen- and sixteen-year-old students to poetry in three interview situations--affectively-oriented, cognitively-oriented, or nondirective--and the relationship of the responses to interview method, sex, and reading level. The responses were assigned to the five categories of Personal Association, Moral Judgment, Thematic Interpretation, Technical Approach, and Factual Narration. The conclusions of the study, derived from statistical interpretation of response frequencies and directive method, indicated that prereading orientation in a specific direction narrowed the students' responses, while nondirective treatment, allowing the student freedom to structure his own reactions to poetry, widened the frequency of responses in many categories. The conclusions were seen to have implications for teaching, and to suggest problems for further research. A selected bibliography is included. (Several pages may be light.) (Author/DI)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. School of Education.