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ERIC Number: ED010004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 81
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THE IMPACT ON LEARNING AND RETENTION OF SPECIALLY DEVELOPED HISTORY MATERIALS FOR CULTURALLY DEPRIVED CHILDREN, AN EXPLORATORY STUDY.
AURIA, CARL; EDGAR, ROBERT W.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND FICTIONAL MATERIALS ABOUT THE NEGRO WERE PREPARED FOR DISADVANTAGED NEGRO EIGHTH-GRADERS IN DEPRESSED AREA SCHOOLS OF NEW YORK CITY TO STUDY THEIR EFFECTS AND OVERALL IMPACT. THE EXPERIMENT WAS FOCUSED ON TEACHING A SINGLE UNIT, THE CIVIL WAR. APPROXIMATELY 180 STUDENTS IN 12 CLASSES PARTICIPATED IN THE TEST PROGRAM FOR A TOTAL OF 6 DAYS. SUBJECTS WERE DIVIDED AMONG A TEXTBOOK GROUP, A PAMPHLET GROUP, AND A BIOGRAPHY GROUP. ANALYSIS OF THE DATA RELATED TO GROUP COMPARISONS ON A LEARNING TEST SHOWED NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES AMONG THE THREE GROUPS ON TOTAL ADJUSTED MEAN SCORES. HOWEVER, ALL GROUPS INCREASED THEIR MEAN SCORES IN THE 6-WEEK INTERVAL FROM PRETEST TO POST-TEST. THESE SIGNIFICANT INCREMENTS ACHIEVED BY ALL THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUPS, AS WELL AS OBSERVED AND REPORTED INTEREST OF PUPILS IN THE NEW MATERIALS AND THE GENERALIZED EDUCATIONAL VALUES REPORTED BY TEACHERS, SUPPORTED THE DESIRABILITY OF CONTINUING THIS EFFORT. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Div. of Teacher Education.; City Univ. of New York, Flushing, NY. Queens Coll.; City Univ. of New York Research Foundation, NY.
Identifiers: New York (Flushing); New York (New York)