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ERIC Number: ED119163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 133
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The Effects of Three Summer School Programs on the Reading Gains of Junior High School Boys.
Duncan, Margaret Haynes
The purpose of this study was to investigate the comparative efficiency of three summer programs in helping junior high school boys increase their reading ability. The study compared the alternatives of methods typically used in remedial reading programs, a content area program, and one which simply provided personal reinforcement. Each sample group of subjects was separated for statistical computation into two groups on the basis of entering reading ability as measured by the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Survey. In addition, the reading sample was separated into instructional emphasis groups: drill, games, and "mixed emphasis." Hypotheses were tested to determine whether entering reading achievement level was reflected in the sub-test reading gains of boys in any of the three programs. The possibility of between-group as well as within-group differences was investigated. No significant gains in reading were made by the boys in any of the three samples tested. Results of this study indicated that junior high school boys cannot expect to significantly improve their reading skills by participating in a summer program. (Author/TS)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign