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ERIC Number: ED167974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Reading in the Content Areas: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," July through December 1978 (Vol. 39 Nos. 1 through 6).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 16 titles deal with the following topics: the effects of teacher-directed lessons on fourth and fifth grade students; self-concept and the comprehension of scientific reading; the readability of junior college textbooks; the effects of prereading strategies on comprehension; teaching reading in the secondary content areas; reading, study skills, and success in the content areas; the effects of structure in science communications on knowledge recall by college students; the cloze procedure in secondary American government classes; using context cues in sixth grade to complete cloze deletions; readability of textbooks, reading ability, and natural science reading ability in secondary biology classes; the effects of lowered readability and the use of a glossary upon reading comprehension; grammatical constructions in secondary science materials; a comparison of methods for teaching directed reading activities; reading abilities compared with the readability of social science textbooks; and reading ability levels of English and social studies textbooks. (MAI)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, Cloze Procedure, College Students, Content Area Reading, Context Clues, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Memory, Readability, Reading Ability, Reading Comprehension, Reading Processes, Reading Research, Recall (Psychology), Science Instruction, Self Concept
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.