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ERIC Number: ED078356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 78
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The Effects of Three Treatment Procedures upon Attitude Toward Reading and Reading Behaviors.
Seifer, Gilbert
Three treatment procedures were administered during a ten-week experimental period to determine their effect upon elementary school pupils' attitudes toward reading and reading related behaviors. Ninety-six subjects were selected on the basis of average intellectual ability, a reading disability indicating a discrepancy between grade level and reading level of approximately eight months or more, and freedom from severe physical or emotional impairment. Three treatment groups (motor training, listening to stories, and peer teaching) were formed at each level, primary and intermediate. The first treatment procedure, motor training, was designed to increase neurological organization. The second treatment procedure, listening to stories, moved the subjects closer to reading, but did not require participation involving recall of information or evaluation of the materials presented. The third treatment procedure, peer teaching, came closest to an actual remedial reading situation. Analysis of variance of the posttest scores indicated no significant differences in the effects of the treatment procedures. It was concluded that the subjects' attitudes toward reading were not significantly affected by the experimental interventions. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Hofstra University