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ERIC Number: ED010032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF TWO FIRST GRADE LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAMS.
KENDRICK, WILLIAM M.
THIS STUDY WAS CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE RELATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE EXPERIENCE APPROACH TO THE TEACHING OF THE LANGUAGE ARTS AS COMPARED WITH THE TRADITIONAL METHOD. TO ACCOMPLISH THIS, FOUR AREAS OF LANGUAGE ARTS WERE SEPARATELY MEASURED--READING, WRITING, LISTENING, AND SPEAKING. IN ADDITION, AN INDEX OF DEVELOPMENT IN READING INTEREST WAS TAKEN AND PUPIL ATTITUDE TOWARD READING DETERMINED. THE EXPERIENCE APPROACH USED THE LANGUAGE AND THINKING OF INDIVIDUAL CHILDREN AS THE BASIS FOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT. WITH REPEATED OPPORTUNITIES FOR SHARING IDEAS, ILLUSTRATING STORIES, AND WRITING STORIES WITH TEACHER HELP, CHILDREN BEGAN TO DEVELOP WRITING VOCABULARIES AND WERE ABLE TO WRITE THEIR OWN STORIES INDEPENDENTLY. THE TRADITIONAL METHOD APPEARED MORE EFFECTIVE FOR DEVELOPING THE SKILL OF DERIVING MEANING FROM THE WRITTEN PARAGRAPH FOR MALES OF ALL SOCIO-ECONOMIC LEVELS AND MIDDLE CLASS FEMALES, FOR DEVELOPING THE LISTENING ABILITY OF LOWER CLASS FEMALES, AND FOR DEVELOPING SPEAKING COMPETENCE OF BOTH MALES AND FEMALES IN ALL THREE SOCIO-ECONOMIC LEVELS. THE EXPERIENCE APPROACH DID INCREASE INTEREST IN READING IN LOWER CLASS MALES. THIS METHOD ALSO FAVORABLY AFFECTED MALES AND FEMALES IN WRITING AS THESE SUBGROUPS EXCELLED IN THE TOTAL NUMBER OF WORDS WRITTEN. (JL)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.; San Diego County Dept. of Education, CA.
Identifiers: California (San Diego County); DETROIT WORD RECOGNITION TEST; GILMORE ORAL READING TEST; Pintner Cunningham Primary Test