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The classroom teacher in the modern elementary school faces many challenges. Among these are limited classroom facilities, large-size classes, double session, wide ability range of pupils, supplementary assignments, and often inadequate material resources.

In spite of these problems, the teacher strives to advance his pupils as far as their interest and ability and skill as a teacher will permit. New ideas in teaching, additional means of motivation, and improved techniques of instruction attract his interest. Because reading plays such an important role in the elementary school programs, the teacher is especially attracted to suggestions and improved techniques of teaching this basic skill.

The use of tachistoscopic devices to aid in the teaching of reading has recently been advanced. The advocates of tachistoscopic techniques propose that training in eye-movement skills, perception span, and flash recognition will aid in the development of the total reading skill of pupils. The present investigation proposed to explore this area of learning through a controlled experiment in the use of a tachistoscopic in the reading program of a typical elementary school.



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