ERIC Number: ED075792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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The Development of the "Like to Read" Program and an Appraisal of Its Effect upon Students' Attitudes toward Reading and upon Their Reading Achievement.
Fowler, Flora C.
The purpose of this study was to develop the "Like to Read" program, to determine if this program promoted significant positive changes in sixth-grade students' attitudes toward reading, and to determine if it resulted in a significant gain in reading achievement. Nine sixth-grade classes in the public schools of upper East Tennessee were divided into three groups--three classes were experimental, three were control, and three were placebo. Over the four-month period of the study, training in the use of the "Like to Read" program for teachers of the experimental classes and aid in improving the conventional methods of teaching reading for the control group teachers were provided by the experimenter. Placebo group teachers received no treatment. No significant changes in students' attitudes toward reading or in reading achievement were found among the three groups. However, analysis of monthly gains for all three groups indicated the possibility of positive but not statistically significant effects on reading improvement for the experimental group. (Author/TO)
Descriptors: Grade 6, Inservice Teacher Education, Reading Achievement, Reading Improvement, Reading Interests, Reading Programs, Student Attitudes
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, The University of Tennessee