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ERIC Number: ED110947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 84
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Father to Son Reading: Its Effect on Boys' Reading Achievement.
Henry, Bertram Von Lossberg
The purpose of this study was to determine whether boys read to by their fathers for the six-month period immediately preceding entrance into first grade would score significantly higher on predictor instruments for first-grade reading achievement when compared with boys read to by their mothers or boys in an unplanned situation for the same period. All boys in a central New York State school's kindergarten sections were assigned to a father-read-to, a mother-read-to, a father-not-participating, or a control (unplanned reading) group for a six-month treatment period. The experimental groups were read to by the assigned parent reader about two or three times a week. The dependent variables were letter naming and word recognition (isolated words and words in context). The predictor criterion measures were administered individually at the conclusion of treatment, which coincided with the beginning of the boys' first-grade school year. Within the context of the study's limitations, the results indicated that father-read-to boys had significantly higher mean scores on the words in context or criterion measure than the mother-read-to, the father-not-participating, or the control group of boys. (Author/LL)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Syracuse University