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ERIC Number: ED078404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 503
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The Study of a Taxonomy of Literature and Specific Arts upon Aspects of Functional and Creative Reading.
Brazell, Mary Josephine
This research studied the effectiveness of a taxonomy of literature and specific arts upon aspects of functional and creative reading in secondary school students. Two experimental groups (taxonomy and enrichment) and one control group (traditional) were used. All of the students in the study were pretested with tests measuring creative and functional reading, attitude, and creative thinking. "Don Quixote" was the unifying theme of the study; each group used the same theme, glossary, and supplementary materials, but treatment varied in materials and techniques. The taxonomy and traditional groups used audio-visual aids, but the enrichment group had to rely completely on the translation of the printed word into sensory images. The taxonomy materials consisted of questions about"Don Quixote" developed in a hierarchical and sequential method; the traditional materials were lessons using vocabulary drill and specific questions; the enrichment materials used a reading readiness program, a textbook dealing with five specific periods in time and using both literature and art, and a workbook requiring the student to verbally recreate his mental images from the reading of "Don Quixote." In general, the enriched treatment group appeared to be superior to the traditional and taxonomy groups, once the effects of the pretest scores and IQ were controlled. (Author/DI)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Boston University School of Education