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ERIC Number: ED071015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 220
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The Effects of Reading on Students' Attitudes.
Cooke, Gwendolyn Jean
The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of reading literary works by black and white writers on students' attitudes toward black literature. One hundred and thirty-two students made up the experimental group, and 157 made up the control group. Both groups were pretested with the Attitude toward Black Literature scale constructed by the author. Following the pretesting, a curriculum package was used in the experimental classes. Both groups were posttested with the Attitude toward Black Literature scale to determine if there had been a significant change in the experimental group's attitude as a result of the treatment when compared with the control group. Subjects in the experimental group completed a questionnaire to determine previous exposure to black literature and to determine what general attitudes they may have acquired as a result of studying the curriculum package. It was concluded that for the experimental classrooms and individual subjects the treatment resulted in positive attitudes toward black literature and black writers. It was also concluded that although it appears that the attitude change of black students might be anticipated with white teachers, black teachers may effect a greater attitude change. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Connecticut