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ERIC Number: ED377457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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Effects of Literature-Based Reading Instruction of the Reading Achievement of Hispanic First-Grade Students.
Carrasco, Miguel A.
A study investigated the effects of the literature-based reading instruction on the reading achievement of Mexican-American first graders in Spanish. Using a posttest-only control group design and "t" test for independent samples, results indicated that after three months the experimental group of 30 students (attending a 100% Hispanic elementary school in the inner city of Chicago, Illinois) taught with a literature-based method did not outperform a control group of 30 students taught with the phonics/skills method. However, different interpretations that the teachers have about reading, and their diverse philosophical stances and instructional practices, might have accounted for the results, which contradict the contention of many other studies that children taught with literature-based reading would outperform those taught with traditional methods. (Contains 12 references and one table of data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A