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ERIC Number: ED113686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 28
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Translations of Reading Research Articles Appearing in Japanese Journals.
Sakamoto, Takahiko
"A Psychological Study of Flexibility in Reading," the first in this collection of four articles, attempted to determine how flexibility in reading develops from elementary to junior high school. The results indicated that children in every grade in this experiment were flexible in reading, that is, they changed their speed of reading according to the reading materials. The "Developmental Study on the Difficulty Factors in Reading Kanji" concluded that the complexity of characters had no effect on the reading of Kanji, the frequency of Kanji was one of the significant factors which affected reading, and the familiarity of words in which Kanji characters were used was the most predominant factor in reading. The purpose of the third article, "A Yardstick for Readability," was to develop an objective method to assess the readability of Japanese sentences. "A Developmental Study of Reading Rate" determined that the speed of reading, given appropriate materials, was not the same for grades 2-9 and that there was a consistent increase in the rates of reading from grades 3-5. Furthermore, the accuracy of reading differed between schools. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Japan