Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
The purpose of this paper is to attempt to determine the value of using phonetics in teaching children to read. Its place in the reading program in the past and present will be discussed. In attempting to determine the value of phonetics in the reading program, information will be presented from several sources. One source will be that of researchers, writers, and educators interested in an evaluation of phonetics in the reading program. The evidence and conclusions presented by these people will be presented and discussed. Another source of information will be that of the East Richland Unit. Having had phonetics in the East Richland reading program for nine years, it is now possible to make an evaluation concernings its effectiveness. In making this evaluation, test data attained and compiled by the East Richland guidance department will be presented. In addition to the test data, results of two surveys will be given. One of the surveys is concerned with the elementary teachers' opinions of phonetics. The other survey is concerned with the opinions of parents who have had children that have been taught by the phonetic method. Results of these surveys are discussed and presented in tables.
Ulrich, Omer, "Phonetics in the Reading Progam and an Evaluation of It in the East Richland Schools" (1961). Plan B Papers. 153.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.