Date of Award

Fall 1970

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

DeRoche, Edward F.

Second Advisor

Steeves, Frank L.

Third Advisor

Dupuis, A. M.


The scope and content of teaching reading at the college level is a relatively new field of study. In the early years of the twentieth century, diagnostic testing instruments for identifying problem readers were not available. Likewise, materials specifically designed for reading improvement were unavailable. The emergence of reading improvement at the college level, as a field of study, has been reviewed in Lowe's resume of the history of college reading. His summary of the history of college reading is included as a pertinent introduction to the problems that this dissertation has considered. Following is a synopsis of Lowe's research...



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