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ERIC Number: ED010790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 22
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Reference Count: 0
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PILOT RESEARCH PROJECT OF TECHNIQUES USED IN TEACHING A UNIT ON CHILD DEVELOPMENT.
SIMPSON, RUBY; AND OTHERS
A HOME ECONOMICS UNIT, "LIVING WITH SMALL CHILDREN," WAS SELECTED FOR A PILOT RESEARCH PROJECT FOR EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PROCEDURES USED IN TEACHING CHILD DEVELOPMENT. THE 4-WEEK UNIT WAS TAUGHT IN SEVEN SCHOOLS WITH NINE HOME ECONOMICS TEACHERS PARTICIPATING. THERE WERE 18 CLASSES OF HOMEMAKING I AND 315 STUDENTS. SUGGESTIONS FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING WERE (1) HOMEMAKING I SHOULD CONTAIN A UNIT IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT, AS 71 PERCENT OF THE GIRLS SAID THEY DID BABY-SITTING, AND 60 PERCENT HAD SOME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CARE OF YOUNGER CHILDREN IN THEIR FAMILIES, (2) AN INTEREST CHECKLIST SHOULD BE GIVEN TO PUPILS BEFORE THE TEACHER PREPLANS THE UNIT FOR THERE WERE SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES IN INTEREST IN 22 ACTIVITIES AMONG THE 18 CLASSES, (3) A VARIETY OF LEARNING EXPERIENCES CONTRIBUTES TO EFFECTIVE CHANGING OF PUPIL BEHAVIOR (AN AVERAGE OF 14 DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES WAS USED), (4) PLANNING EXPERIENCES WHICH ALLOW THE PUPILS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THEIR NEWLY ACQUIRED INFORMATION ARE ESSENTIAL FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING, AND (5) THE USE OF THE PROBLEM-SOLVING TECHNIQUES ADDS TO THE TEACHING EFFECTIVENESS. THE TEACHER WHO WAS JUDGED TO HAVE USED THE MOST EFFECTIVE TECHNIQUES UTILIZED THE MOST STEPS FROM THE PROBLEM-SOLVING PROCEDURE. THE APPENDIX INCLUDES TOPICS, GOALS, AND GENERALIZATIONS FOR THE UNIT USED. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington.
Identifiers: LEXINGTON