ERIC Number: ED151764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Saskatchewan Reading Experiment in Adult Basic Education.
Taschow, Horst G.
"The Reading Project" in adult basic education (ABE), designed by the Province of Saskatchewan, consists of 14 sections containing 512 exercises in listening, reading, and spelling skills. This study compares the effectiveness of the project with conventional teaching of reading in ABE classes. A total of 257 adults participated in the experimental, control, or unmatched groups. A standardized pretest revealed no significant initial differences in the reading performance of the participants. At the conclusion of the eight month period, the two matched groups repeated the standardized test and, in addition, were tested on ten informal silent readings of various controlled lengths, contents, and reading difficulties. Analyses of the formal and informal tests show significant gains in vocabulary, comprehension, and total reading for students who participated in the project. The study offers 14 recommendations for developing a realistic and effective reading program for adults. (MAI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Reading Association Transmountain Regional Conference (3rd, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 20-22, 1977)