ERIC Number: ED089221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
The Effect of Text Materials with Relevant Language, Illustrations and Content Upon the Reading Achievement and Reading Preference (Attitude) of Black Primary and Intermediate Inner-City Students.
Grant, Gloria W.
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of text materials with relevant language, illustrations, and content upon the reading achievement and reading preference (attitude) of black primary and intermediate grade inner-city students. The subjects for the study were 330 black students enrolled in three schools in a large urban area. A pretest/posttest control group design was established. To measure the effect of text materials with relevant language, illustrations, and content upon reading achievement and reading preference (attitude) the Metropolitan Reading Test and the Reading Textbook Preference (Attitude) Inventory were utilized. There were positive, statistically significant differences in the reading achievement and reading preference (attitude) of the students in the experimental group. (Author)
Descriptors: Black Students, Content Analysis, Disadvantaged Youth, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Education, Intermediate Grades, Primary Education, Reading Achievement, Reading Interests, Textbook Content, Textbook Research, Urban Environment
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin