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ERIC Number: ED098530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Pages: 93
Abstractor: N/A
Critically Reading for Propaganda Techniques in Grade Six.
Smith, Bonnie
This study was devised to determine whether teaching a unit on propaganda analysis to sixth graders would improve their ability to detect propaganda devices in literature and the mass media. An experimental group of students participated in a four week unit on propaganda techniques while a control group completed reading comprehension exercises. A Propaganda Analysis Test and the Ohio State University Critical Reading Test were administered as pretests and again at the completion of the propaganda unit to both groups. On the propaganda test, a significant gain was found between the pretest and posttest scores for the experimental group, but not for the control group. No significant gain from the pretest to the posttest was found for either group on the critical reading test. The experiment seems to indicate that sixth grade students are able to recognize and differentiate among the seven types of propaganda following the teaching of a propaganda analysis unit. (TO)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M. Ed. Thesis, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey