ERIC Number: ED358414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Attitudes of Remedial Readers in a Basal Reading Program versus an Individualized Reading Program.
Robertson, Lorraine C.
A study compared attitudes of remedial readers in a basal reading program with those of remedial readers in an individualized reading program. Ten first-grade children, five from each of the respective classrooms, were used. All were classified as low readers jointly by the classroom teacher and with the use of an informal reading inventory taken from the McGuffey Reading Center at the University of Virginia. Each of the children was interviewed using open-ended questions and with a survey published in the "Reading Teacher" in May of 1990. It was found that remedial readers in the individualized reading program had more positive attitudes toward recreational reading and academic reading than remedial readers in the basal reading program. Findings suggest that the characteristics, philosophy, and structure of the reading program affect the attitudes of remedial readers in the respective programs. (Two tables and one figure of data are included; 22 references, the Elementary Reading Attitude Survey (from the "Reading Teacher"), the Garfield Attitude Measurement Scale, a self-ranking scale for teacher's perception of student as reader, and a list of four open-ended questions are attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia