Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
William Hertzog Thompson
Francis M. Hurst
William E. Jaynes
Reading has been acknowledged as one of the basic subjects in formal education experience. School administrators, teachers, psychologists, parents, and other interested persons have stressed the urgent demand for such a skill for solving problems, reasoning, and learning. A considerable amount of time, effort, and attention has been devoted to reading in the elementary school. It has a vital place in nearly every aspect of academic endeavor. Unless a child attains a certain facility in reading, his educational progress is hindered. Snedaker and Horn indicated concern when they stated that pupils must obtain from books a vast part of their knowledge and much stimulation for thinking. Heading has been considered essential not only to study most areas of the curriculum but also to motivate and enrich thought.
Ebert, Janice M., "A longitudinal study of the relations between sex, intelligence, reading grade achievement, and rate of reading growth from grades four through eight" (1959). Student Work. 154.
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