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ERIC Number: ED099804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 195
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Nonfiction and Adolescent Reading Interests.
Colbert, Joy Edith
This study suggests a criteria checklist for assessing the content components of nonfiction selections of adolescents. Based on the assumption that most of the nonfiction read by adolescents in the English class is anthologized, this study analyzes the content components of 12 leading anthologies recommended for the eighth grade in terms of their correspondence to the suggested criteria. Results contingent on the assessment of 107 nonfiction selections in terms of reading interests indicate that 20 of the 32 criteria on which each selection was evaluated show compatibility with less than one-half of the nonfiction excerpts examined. Other data revealed little variety in the type of nonfiction subgenres anthologized, with autobiography appearing most frequently, and in the sources--book, magazine, newspaper--from which the selections are extrapolated, with the book represented most often. (Author/WR)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University