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ERIC Number: ED149311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
A Comparison of a Five and One Half and an Eleven Week Reading Course for Governmental Employees.
Ilika, Joseph
This study compared the effectiveness of intensive versus extensive courses to improve reading rate and comprehension. Subjects were 46 government employees who voluntarily enrolled in either a five-and-one-half-week course or in one of two eleven-week courses. The three courses were alike in hours of instruction, instructor, content, tests, and behavioral objectives. Differences between pre and post tests favored the extensive instruction groups, as did comparisons of differences for retention, comprehension, and vocabulary between groups. These results support the proposition that spreading out instructional time is more conducive to learning reading skills. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (27th, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 1-3, 1977)