ERIC Number: ED203573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Analysis of Preferred Textbooks in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
Directors of 100 undergraduate training programs in speech language pathology and audiology were surveyed about the readability level and faculty satisfaction with currently used textbooks. For each of seven fundamental courses, Ss were asked to indicate the academic level at which students typically completed the courses, the textbook currently used in the course, and the degree of faculty satisfaction with the text. The most preferred textbook(s), by course, were analyzed for predicted readability using the Fog Index. Results showed that for over half of the preferred textbooks, predicted readability exceeded mean student level by 1.4 to 4.1 years. The highest degree of faculty satisfaction was with texts having a predicted readability level which paralleled the typical student level. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November, 1980).