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ERIC Number: ED404608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul-23
Pages: 107
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Reading Styles Preferences of Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Students.
Howie, Aletha Kay
This study investigated the reading styles of 57 students in grades 3, 4, and 5. Special attention was given to the independent variables gender, grade level, and at-risk status. A total of 224 comparisons were made from which 8 main effects were observed: (1) females reported greater preference for music while reading than males; (2) special education students reported greater preference for bright light when reading than did Title 1/tutor students; (3) males reported greater preference for choices of reading material than females; (4) students in grade 4 reported greater preference for choices of reading material than students in grade 3; (5) students in grades 3 and 4 reported greater preference for directions than students in grade 5; (6) males reported greater preference for having work checked frequently than females; (7) regular education and special education students reported a greater preference for having work checked by peers than students in Title 1/tutor; and (8) students in grade 5 reported a greater preference for mobility than students in grades 3 and 4. It appeared that no one element of learning style was the contributing factor to improved academic achievement. Other results are also reported. Appendices present copies of correspondence, a demographic data sheet, and an instructions sheet. Contains 20 references. (RJM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Language: English
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