In recent years attitudinal goals have increasingly become a planned facet of school curricula. As a result teachers have become more involved in assessing students' attitudes toward what is being taught. Reading is certainly one area that receives considerable attention in this respect. Secondary teachers and administrators have come to realize that improving students' attitudes toward reading is every bit as important as improving their reading comprehension, word recognition and word analysis skills.
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