Date of Award


Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Arthur McDonald

Second Advisor

David Millis


Attitudes towards reading have their beginnings in the home and are nurtured by the home as long as the child is a part of it. A reading family, living in a home where books are read, enjoyed and discussed, sets an example of reading that is virtually a way of life. This family usually sends to school a child who is eager to fit into the educational scheme of learning to read as soon as possible. The non-reading family is likely to send off to school a child who may not be quite as eager to put forth the concentrated effort required for becoming a successful reader.