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Reading Attitudes, Achievement And Motivation Of Adult Male Prison Inmates, Kathleen M. Gould May 1993

Reading Attitudes, Achievement And Motivation Of Adult Male Prison Inmates, Kathleen M. Gould

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is a strong relationship between reading attitudes and achievement of adult male inmates and what motivates them to want to learn to read. Eighty (80) inmates enrolled in the Pre-GED classes at a medium security prison in western New York were given a reading attitude inventory designed by the researcher based on the Estes Reading Attitude Scale. Reading scores for each student were also gathered from the TABE test. The relationship of the attitude inventory and achievement was then analyzed. It was found that in this study, reading attitude was ...


A Study To Determine The Correlation Between School Attendance And The Passing Rate On The Virginia Literacy Passport Test At Rosemont Middle School 1990-1992, Victoria R. Porter Jan 1993

A Study To Determine The Correlation Between School Attendance And The Passing Rate On The Virginia Literacy Passport Test At Rosemont Middle School 1990-1992, Victoria R. Porter

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

Examination of the following questions established a relationship between school attendance and the passing rater of the test: 1. Did students with high attendance records earn higher test scores? 2. Did students with low school attendance records earn lower test scores? 3. Is there a relationship between Literacy Passport Test Scores and school attendance?


A Study To Determine If Telecommunications Can Be Used As A Medium To Teach Basic Literacy Skills To Illiterate Adults In Virginia, Joan Hairston Jones Jan 1993

A Study To Determine If Telecommunications Can Be Used As A Medium To Teach Basic Literacy Skills To Illiterate Adults In Virginia, Joan Hairston Jones

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following goals were selected to guide this study: 1. Determine which methods have been used and how successful they have been in the past to teach basic literacy skills to illiterate adults; 2. Determine the methods currently being used to supplement classroom instruction; 3. Determine how receptive adults are to self-paced, self-directed methods; 4. Determine the type of problems experienced using telecommunications to teach literacy skills.


Let's Decode: Inservice Manual, P. J. Formentin Jan 1993

Let's Decode: Inservice Manual, P. J. Formentin

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

This manual contains inservice material that was prepared for a research project that came to be known as Let's Decode. My motive for publishing the material in this form is to make it available to other teachers who may wish to apply the same principles and procedures in their own classrooms. Typically, they will be teachers who are concerned about children experiencing difficulty learning to read, and teachers responsible for students with special education needs. I am confident that regular classroom teachers will also find the material valuable for all children in the early stages of learning to read ...


Developing A Measure Of Student Literacy Competencies At A Tertiary Level Using Rasch Measurement, Barry Sheridan, Les Puhl Jan 1993

Developing A Measure Of Student Literacy Competencies At A Tertiary Level Using Rasch Measurement, Barry Sheridan, Les Puhl

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

This paper reports an Australian investigation into concerns about student writing at University level and the construction of an objective measure of literacy. The English Skills Assessment (ESA) test, involving multiple choice items, and an essay, marked according to specified criteria, was administered to newly enrolled students (N = 495) in a University's Education programme. Analyses reveal inconsistencies between subtests of the ESA test, but the written test shows more promise. While some association is observed between the two measures, comparable subtests (such as spelling, punctuation, sentence structure) do not appear to be measuring the same thing.


The Continuity Of Literacy Development: Kindergarten To Year 1, Lennie Barblett Jan 1993

The Continuity Of Literacy Development: Kindergarten To Year 1, Lennie Barblett

Theses : Honours

The purpose of this study was to investigate the continuity of strategies and provisions that teachers use to develop children's literacy in kindergarten and Year 1. In two metropolitan Ministry of Education districts, 27 kindergarten and 25 Year 1 teachers completed a questionnaire concerning issues relating to literacy development in these two educational settings. From this population four teachers were interviewed to investigate areas of interest that arose from the questionnaire. The results showed that kindergarten and Year 1 teachers differed in the selection of strategies and provisions to promote literacy in young children. There was a clear delineation ...


The Influence Of Teachers' Beliefs On Literacy Instruction For At-Risk First Graders: A Multiple Case Study, Sylvia P Maxson Jan 1993

The Influence Of Teachers' Beliefs On Literacy Instruction For At-Risk First Graders: A Multiple Case Study, Sylvia P Maxson

UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations

Through a multiple case study design the influence of teachers' beliefs on literacy instruction for at-risk first graders was examined and described. A volunteer sample included five female teachers who taught in different high risk schools within the same school district. Five research questions guided the study: (1) What are teachers' beliefs about instructing young at-risk children to read and write? (2) What do teachers say they do as they instruct young at-risk children to read and write? (3) What do teachers actually do as they instruct young at-risk children to read and write? (4) What influences teachers' instructional decisions ...