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ERIC Number: ED133721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
Facilitative Effects of Map Interpretation on Reading Skills.
Crano, William D.; Johnson, Charles
A programed reading curriculum involving map-graph skill acquisition was evaluated experimentally with 77 rural adolescents. Subjects, who were financially impoverished and three to four years behind national reading norms, were assigned randomly to the reading program alone or to the reading program supplemented by self-instructional exercises involving map-graph interpretation. On the basis of prior research, it was predicted that a reading program would produce substantial gains in reading-test scores and that these gains would be significantly higher for subjects receiving map-graph instruction. Both hypotheses were supported. Findings showed that the map-trained students made significant gains in reading speed, accuracy, and comprehension. Vocabulary scores were not affected by the program. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (84th, Washington, D.C., September 1976)