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ERIC Number: ED119109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 139
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The Effect of Release and Free Time as Reinforcement on Reading Achievement in Fourth-Grade Students.
Brown, David Marshall
Three groups of twenty-five children in fourth-grade reading classes were selected for this study. The subjects in class one received plastic tokens for desirable reading responses. The tokens were exchanged for release time from the classroom while reading instruction was in progress. The subjects in class two also received tokens for desirable reading responses. Their tokens were exchanged for free time in the classroom while reading instruction was in progress. The subjects in class three were a control group which received conventional forms of reinforcement such as grades and praise. The classes were tested before and after the eleven weeks of treatment. The Reading Subtest of the California Achievement Test was employed. Some of the conclusions reached were that release time and free time were both superior to conventional class procedures in increasing vocabulary reading achievement; free time was superior to release time in increasing vocabulary reading achievement; and release time was superior to both free time and conventional classroom procedures in increasing composite reading achievement. (Author/TS)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, East Texas State University