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ERIC Number: ED114811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 185
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The Development of an Instrument to Measure Literary Discrimination and Its Use with Other Tests to Judge Children's Literary Taste.
Griggs, Irma Lou
The identification of the specific components of literary taste in this study was accomplished through a search of the writings about children's literature and taste, the advice of a panel of experts in the field of children's literature, and the assistance of teachers and librarians. A list of 41 components was then developed into a Literary Taste Rating Scale. This scale and four tests, including a literary response test and a reading comprehension test, were used with fifth grade boys and girls in four school districts. The results of the testing were rated statistically and the following conclusions were made: literary taste can be assessed through testing; a significant, positive correlation exists between reading comprehension and literary taste; a significant, positive correlation exists between IQ and literary taste; it appears that girls score higher than boys on tests of literary taste only when reading comprehension is involved; and it appears that teachers may be able to judge a student's literary taste as well as any test. (Author/LL)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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