ERIC Number: ED159187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Research Report: The Holt Basic Reading System (HBRS) Field Study (1976-1977). Study Phase: Student Interest Survey.
Questionnaires were distributed to 6,354 elementary school students participating in the Holt Basic Reading System Field Study. Primary students reported that their favorite activity is watching television; intermediate students, playing sports. Approximately 25% of the students did not have a pet; 46% reported having a dog; 15%, a cat. Almost 48% of the intermediate students reported that they did not belong to a club or organization. The Scouts was the most frequently named organization by those students who did belong to a club. Across grade levels, male students generally selected the careers of sports player and police detective; female students generally chose teaching and nursing. Primary students, as a whole, reported a strong interest in books about animals and fairy tales. Intermediate students reported a strong interest in books about mysteries, animals, and puzzles and jokes. In addition, intermediate students preferred fiction to non-fiction. Students, across grade level and sex, reported that their favorite subject is art expression; least, social studies. Primary students reported that they like to learn with books and movies; intermediate students, with movies, records, and tapes. (Author/CTM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York, NY. Product School Research.