ERIC Number: ED160995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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)
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Annotated Bibliographies, Content Area Reading, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Students, Graphic Arts, Higher Education, Problem Solving, Readability, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulty, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Level, Reading Materials, Reading Research, Reading Skills, Technical Occupations
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.