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ERIC Number: ED160995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Reading in the Content Areas: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," January through June 1978 (Vol. 38 Nos. 7 through 12).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstacts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 16 titles deal with the following topics: a comparison of social science textbooks with student reading levels; the correlation between eighth graders' reading ability and their comprehension of content textbooks; the effects of nonprose textual characteristics upon short-term recall; using graphic arts in teaching secondary reading skills; readability of technical vocabulary in social studies materials as comprehended by Mexican American and non-Mexican American students; the effectiveness of problem-solving reading materials on reading comprehension; the effects of an advance organizer on fifth grade social studies comprehension; a comparison of two definitions of the purpose of reading in relation to language functions; reading difficulty in world history textbooks; relationships between skill development and reading comprehension in disadvantaged students; reading task difficulty and beginning office jobs; comprehension of information in picture-text amalgams; a comparison of the reading levels of automotive mechanics with repair manuals; advance organizers and learning and retention of biology; reading comprehension and the symbols and structures of mathematical English; and reading comprehension and social studies content. (MAI)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.