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ERIC Number: ED003193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jan
Pages: 27
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THE EFFECTS ON LEARNING OF STRUCTURAL DRILLS IN SPANISH BROADCAST VIA HIGH FREQUENCY AM RADIO.
COOK, H. ROBERT
RADIO BROADCASTS AND PERSONAL RECEIVERS FOR EACH STUDENT WERE USED IN A SPECIALLY ADAPTED SPANISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM. THE BROADCASTS CONSISTED OF SPANISH DRILLS AND A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TEXT MATERIAL PROGRAMED IN A STIMULUS-RESPONSE PATTERN. EACH SET OF DRILLS LASTED AN AVERAGE OF 15 MINUTES AND WAS REPEATED CONTINUOUSLY THROUGHOUT A 15-HOUR BROADCAST DAY. PRETESTS WERE ADMINISTERED AND INCLUDED THE CARROLL-SAPON MODERN LANGUAGE APTITUDE TEST, THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION COOPERATIVE SPANISH TEST, THE PIKE PHONETIC PLACEMENT TEST, AND A LOCALLY DEVISED COMPREHENSIVE TEST. TWO GROUPS NUMBERING 16 AND 11 STUDENTS WITH COMPLETE RECORDS WERE STUDIED. THERE WAS NO TRUE CONTROL GROUP SINCE IT RECEIVED SOME OF THE EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT. THE GROUP DESIGNATED EXPERIMENTAL WAS GIVEN CONSIDERABLY MORE DRILL AND DID DEMONSTRABLY BETTER ON TESTS. THE CONCLUSIONS WERE EQUIVOCAL, AND THE AUTHOR RECOMMENDED THAT ANY FUTURE STUDY MUST CONSIDER THE SEPARATION OF EXPERIMENTAL AND CONTROL CLASSES TO PREVENT CONTAMINATION OF THE DATA. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ. Foundation, Bloomington.
Identifiers: INDIANA