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Reading aloud to children has always been a part of classroom instruction, but it has been neglected in recent years because of time constraints in the classroom due to the requirement for accountability, competency testing, and other demands on time. The media, however, point out that reading aloud to children as young as one year of age will increase vocabulary, improve listening skills, and enhance ability to comprehend. It would appear that many parents and teachers hear the message but do not take this advice seriously.
The purpose of this study is to establish whether the media has influenced the decisions of parents and teachers to read aloud to elementary grade children.
Spiller, Darwin, "Effects of the Media on Parents and Teachers in Regard to Reading Aloud to Children" (1997). McCabe Thesis Collection. Paper 41.