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Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)



First Advisor

Heath Lowry

First Committee Member

Madeline Bunning

Second Committee Member

W. Preston Gleason

Third Committee Member

Ronald H. Limbaugh

Fourth Committee Member

W. Edgar Gregroy


PURPOSE: The study was designed to test the effectiveness of group counseling utilizing books as an adjunct, bibliocounseling, on fourth-grade Caucasian boys who were underachieving in reading. Null hypotheses stated that group bibliocounseling would not have a statistically significant effect upon: ( 1) reading comprehension, (2) vocabulary, (3) reading attitude, and (4) reading self-concept.



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