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ERIC Number: ED003246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Mar
Pages: 72
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THIRD-YEAR RESULTS IN THE DENVER-STANFORD PROJECT, REPORT NUMBER 3--RESEARCH ON THE CONTEXT OF INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION.
HAYMAN, JOHN L., JR.; JOHNSON, JAMES T., JR.
THE DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND STANFORD UNIVERSITY'S INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNICATION RESEARCH, IN A JOINT RESEARCH PROJECT, INVESTIGATED AN AUDIOLINGUAL METHOD TO TEACH SPANISH TO FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADERS. RESULTS AT THE FIFTH-GRADE LEVEL SUGGESTED THAT ELECTRONIC AIDS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH FEEDBACK (THAT IS, WHERE THE CHILD RECORDS AND LISTENS TO HIS OWN VOICE), ARE A DESIRABLE ADDITION TO THE CLASSROOM SPANISH PROGRAM. AN EXCEPTION TO THIS OCCURS, FOR REASONS SO FAR UNEXPLAINED, AMONG CHILDREN FROM HOMES WHERE SPANISH IS SPOKEN NATIVELY. THESE CHILDREN ARE VERY FEW IN NUMBER, HOWEVER, SO THAT THE ELECTRONIC AIDS APPEAR POTENTIALLY HELPFUL TO THE GREAT MAJORITY OF FIFTH-GRADE PUPILS. THE SIXTH-GRADE RESULTS CONFIRMED A PREVIOUSLY STATED HYPOTHESIS THAT A COMBINATION OF AUTOMATED AND TEACHER-DIRECTED READING AND WRITING INSTRUCTION WOULD BE SUPERIOR TO EITHER METHOD ALONE. THE COMBINATION PRODUCED SIGNIFICANTLY SUPERIOR RESULTS ON BOTH LISTENING COMPREHENSION AND READING AND WRITING TESTS. SPEAKING TEST RESULTS SHOWED THE COMBINATION SLIGHTLY LESS FAVORABLE, APPARENTLY BECAUSE OF LESS FACE-TO-FACE CONTACT BETWEEN PUPIL AND TEACHER WHEN AUTOMATED INSTRUCTION IS USED. IT APPEARS, HOWEVER, THAT THIS DEFICIENCY CAN BE OVERCOME THROUGH USE OF ELECTRONIC AIDS OUTSIDE OF THE REGULAR SPANISH INSTRUCTION PERIOD. OTHER REPORTS IN THIS SERIES ARE ED 003 244 AND ED 003 245. (LP)
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Communication Research.; Denver County Public Schools, CO.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Stanford); COLORADO; Colorado (Denver); DENVER STANFORD PROJECT