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The Effects of Books in Spanish and Free Reading Time on Hispanic Students’ Reading Abilities and Attitudes
Educational Psychology Faculty Publications
  • Isabel Schon
  • Kenneth D. Hopkins
  • Alan Davis, School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1982
Abstract
The Spanish and English reading abilities, reading attitudes and academic self-concepts of two comparable groups of elementary Hispanic students were investigated. The effects of providing a great variety of books in Spanish and sixty minutes a week of free reading time were studied by analyzing the results of the Tests of Reading: Inter-American Series and by having students respond anonymously to reading attitude and academic self-concept inventories. There was a trend for significantly higher Spanish reading performance in the E groups with no loss in their English reading proficiency. The reading attitudes of the E groups also improved significantly.
Citation Information
Isabel Schon, Kenneth D. Hopkins and Alan Davis. "The Effects of Books in Spanish and Free Reading Time on Hispanic Students’ Reading Abilities and Attitudes" (1982)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alan-davis/7/