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Robbins, Ruth H.

Works: 2 works in 4 publications in 1 language and 9 library holdings
Genres: Genealogy 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F532.P8,
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Most widely held works by Ruth H Robbins
Relationships between critical reading and selected measures of literal and interpretive reading by Ruth H Robbins( )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten reading skills were selected to represent literal, interpretive, and critical reading. An objective test was constructed for each of eight skills, and published tests were used for the remaining two. Complete data were available on 220 upper intermediate children. Using a series of multiple regression analyses it was concluded that a hierarchical relationship existed which specified an ascending order from the literal, to the interpretive, to the critical. Three characteristics underlying the ability to read critically were subjectively identified: the ability to interact with an author; to use criteria for judgment; to suspend judgment. Characteristics of the children which may have influenced their functioning on the tests were studied. The language aptitudes of understanding verbal concepts and organizing data for recall had the greatest impact. Of equal importance was a teacher-group interaction which apparently resulted in three patterns of achievement: above capacity; below capacity; scattered functioning. Chronological age, sex, grade level had limited or no effect. (Author)
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