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ERIC Number: ED343084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May-14
Pages: 83
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Children's Magazine Use in a Selected School.
Antlitz, Patricia
A study examined teachers' opinions as to what makes children's magazines good as well as which magazines they are currently using in their classrooms and in what ways magazines are being used. Subjects, 10 (of 19) experienced third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade teachers at P.S. 106 in the Bronx, New York City, responded to a questionnaire concerning the subjects' professional history, magazine quality, and magazine usage. Results indicated that: (1) teachers found that the readability of a magazine was its most important feature; (2) teachers made several magazines available, but not necessarily the ones they think are best; (3) 60% of the classrooms had an adequate availability of magazines; (4) 80% of the teachers used three or fewer magazines with little variety; (5) weekly newspapers/magazines are the predominant magazines used in the classroom; and (6) the magazines were all provided by the teachers or by the students and/or parents. Findings suggest that actual magazine usage does not meet the possibilities and potentials for magazine usage as reflected in the professional literature. (The letter of introduction to the questionnaire, the questionnaire, a letter of thanks to participating teachers, one table of data, a 57-item list of children's magazines, and 30 references are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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