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ERIC Number: ED010766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 69
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Reference Count: 0
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THE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR GIFTED PRIMARY PUPILS. FINAL REPORT.
HICKLIN, CHARLES R.; SANDS, THEODORE
SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL SCIENCE MATERIALS FOR GIFTED PRIMARY STUDENTS WERE DEVELOPED AND USED WITH FIRST- AND SECOND-GRADE STUDENTS. UNITS ON ATOMIC STRUCTURE, THE NATURE OF MOLECULES, MEASUREMENT, AND MATHEMATICS WERE DEVELOPED, USED, EVALUATED, AND REVISED OVER A 2-YEAR PERIOD. LESSONS WERE PRESENTED THROUGH THE USE OF TAPE PLAYERS, ILLUSTRATIVE MATERIALS, AND WORKBOOKS. STUDENTS WERE SELECTED ON THE BASIS OF IQ SCORES AND ASSIGNED TO TWO GROUPS. EACH GROUP USED THE MATERIALS FOR ONE-HALF OF THE EXPERIMENTAL PERIOD. ALL STUDENTS WERE PRETESTED, TESTED AT THE END OF THE FOURTH WEEK, AND POST-TESTED FOR ACHIEVEMENT WITH INSTRUMENTS DEVELPED FOR THE STUDY. OTHER DATA WERE OBTAINED FROM TEACHER EVALUATION FORMS AND QUESTIONNAIRES COMPLETED BY TEACHERS AND PARENTS. ANALYSIS OF COVARIANCE WAS USED TO COMPARE PRETEST AND POST-TEST SCORES OF STUDENTS IN THE TWO GROUPS. NONPARAMETRIC TECHNIQUES WERE USED TO CHECK SCORE DISTRIBUTIONS FOR GROUPS WITH NONSIGNIFICANT F VALUES. SIGNIFICANT GAINS, AT THE .05 LEVEL, WERE OBTAINED FOR THE UNITS CONCERNED WITH MATHEMATICS, ATOMS, AND MEASUREMENT. A MAJORITY OF THE PARENTS FAVORED THE USE OF THE MATERIALS AND INDICATED THAT THE CHILDREN DEVELOPED INTEREST THROUGH THEIR STUDIES. (AG)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal.
Identifiers: Illinois State University