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ERIC Number: ED208349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
College Reading Programs of Today: Who? What? Where?
Jackson, James E.
A study examined the skills taught in college reading programs and who teaches them. Questionnaires were returned from 105 colleges and universities across the United States. The data collected were analyzed to show the frequency of response, and the results indicated that (1) reading was taught primarily by persons with master's degrees or higher; (2) classes were open to most students; (3) students were required to attend class from three to ten hours per week; (4) context clues, structural analysis, synonyms, word origins, and antonyms were the most frequently taught word analysis skills; (5) finding the main idea, finding supporting details, making inferences, drawing conclusions, and literal recall were the most frequently taught comprehension skills; (6) test taking, study habits, skimming, using parts of the books, and notetaking were the most frequently taught study skills; and (7) most reading programs relied on textbooks for instructional materials. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A