ERIC Number: ED251815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Reading and Study Skills and Instruction--College and Adult: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," July through December 1984 (Vol. 45 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 13 titles deal with the following topics: (1) the development, implementation, and evaluation of a reading improvement program for business and industry; (2) how instruction in a college rapid reading course meets individual students' learning needs; (3) the effectiveness of two instructional techniques used in a college developmental reading program; (4) a community college basic skills class; (5) the impact of a developmental reading course on student retention and achievement in a two-year technical college; (6) the relationship between and among reading failure and selected personality variables with severity of criminality; (7) the reading habits, attitudes, interests, problems, and early reading-related experiences of elderly active and elderly inactive readers; (8) syntax and reading comprehension; (9) adult literacy; (10) the effects of preteaching vocabulary and access to a glossary on comprehension of text; (11) an evaluation paradigm for university reading and study skills program courses; (12) a classroom strategy for teaching reading in the content area of human heredity and development; and (13) the effects of two methods of survey on the accuracy of prereading schema when controlling for prior knowledge and ability. (FL)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adults, Annotated Bibliographies, Basic Skills, Content Area Reading, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Theories, Higher Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Reading Attitudes, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Study Skills, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
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