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ERIC Number: ED003356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 42
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AN EXPERIMENT IN SPEECH INSTRUCTION BY AUDIO TAPES WITH WORKBOOK.
NORTH, ROSS S.
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF USING TAPE-RECORDED LECTURES AS A PART OF AN INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM IN SPEECH WAS INVESTIGATED. SPECIFIC QUESTIONS RAISED WERE--(1) CAN TAPE-RECORDED LECTURES BE UTILIZED AS A MEANS OF IMPROVING EFFICIENCY AND QUALITY, (2) CAN THE RECORDED LECTURES LAST THE LENGTH OF USUAL CLASS PERIODS, (3) WILL WORKBOOKS IMPROVE STUDENT INTEREST WHILE THE TAPES ARE PLAYED, AND WILL LISTENING TO RECORDINGS OF ONE'S OWN SPEECHES IMPROVE SPEAKING ABILITY. FOUR BEGINNING SPEECH CLASSES WERE SET UP FOR THE RESEARCH. PLACEMENT OF STUDENTS WAS ON A RANDOM BASIS. IN TWO SECTIONS, STUDENTS (31) WERE TAUGHT BY PREPARED TAPES ONE TIME A WEEK. THE STUDENTS ALSO RECORDED THEIR CLASSROOM SPEECHES AND LISTENED TO THEM LATER ALONG WITH A TEACHER'S EVALUATION. IN THE OTHER TWO SECTIONS, STUDENTS HEARD NO RECORDINGS. A GROUP OF STUDENTS NOT ENROLLED IN SPEECH SERVED AS A CONTROL GROUP. THE STUDENTS WERE RATED BY A PANEL OF THREE JUDGES, BY THEIR TEACHERS, AND BY FELLOW STUDENTS ON ONE SPEECH AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEMESTER AND ANOTHER AT THE END OF THE SEMESTER. QUESTIONNAIRES WERE ALSO ADMINISTERED. IT WAS FOUND THAT (1) TAPE-RECORDED LECTURES WITH WORKBOOKS WERE EQUALLY EFFECTIVE WITH THE CONVENTIONAL METHOD (LECTURING), (2) THE WORKBOOK PLAN ENABLED INTEREST TO BE MAINTAINED FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME, AND (3) NO EVIDENCE WAS OBTAINED AS TO POSITIVE VALUE IN STUDENTS HEARING THEIR OWN SPEECHES. (JC)
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Christian Coll., Oklahoma City.
Identifiers: OKLAHOMA