Master's Theses

Date of Award

Summer 1996

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Social Work

Advisor

Bill Daley

Abstract

The purpose of the researcher was to investigate the effectiveness of a read-aloud program. The sample consisted of 42 students in a treatment group and 18 students in a control group. All were students in the first grade. Participation status, gender, completion of a pre-kindergarten program (as implemented In Garden City public schools), family structure, and ethnicity were the independent variables investigated. The dependent variables were scores from the scales of the Elementary Reading Attitude Survey These were Attitude Toward Recreational Reading, Attitude Toward Academic Reading, and Total. Pretest scores from the scales of the Elementary Reading Attitude Survey were employed as covariant measures and Included Attitude Toward Recreational Reading, Attitude Toward Academic Reading, and Total. Five composite null hypotheses were tested at the .05 level of Significance. A total of 15 comparisons were made. None of the 15 comparisons were statistically Significant at the .05 level of Significance. The researcher would make these recommendations If the study were to be replicated: 1. the study should be replicated with a larger random sample, 2. the study should be replicated employing a longer period of read-aloud time over a longer interval, 3. the study should be replicated including additional grade levels, 4. the study should be replicated involving a variety of teachers, and 5. the study should be replicated with first grade students during the fall semester of the school year.

Rights

Copyright 1996 Bonnie B. Jasso

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