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ERIC Number: ED146552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 111
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Improving Reading Flexibility.
Anthony, Lillian
This study compared four approaches to improving reading flexibility of community college students advised to enroll in a remedial reading skills program. The experimental group practiced on the Educational Developmental Laboratories Controlled Reader (hardware group). Three control groups also participated: software group, core program group, and no-instruction group. The software group used the controlled reading study guide and followed the same procedures as the hardware group, but without the use of the machine. The core program group used the regular reading program of the department. The no-instruction group received no practice. All 160 students completed the Spache-Berg Test of Reading Flexibility at the end of the experiment. Results indicated no differences among the four groups in the number of correct answers. The no-instruction group spent significantly less time than the hardware and software groups in performing the scanning task. The software group spent significantly less time than the no-instruction group in performing the thorough reading task and reflected negative flexibility. (Author/AA)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Yeshiva University