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ERIC Number: ED012366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Nov
Pages: 26
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Reference Count: 0
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LONG-TERM RETENTION OF SOCIAL SCIENCE MATERIAL PRESENTED BY PROGRAMED AND CONVENTIONAL METHODS.
BRIGGS, LESLIE J.; SHEARER, JAMES W.
THE EFFECTS OF USING A COMBINATION OF PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION AND CONVENTIONAL TEACHING PROCEDURES ON RETENTION OF SOCIAL SCIENCE MATERIAL WERE STUDIED. THE ORIGINAL LEARNING MATERIAL PERTAINED TO THE PRESIDENT AND THE NATIONAL ADMINISTRATION. MEASURES OF RETENTION WERE OBTAINED BY READMINISTERING AN 80-ITEM CRITERION TEST (APPENDED TO THE REPORT) 19 WEEKS AFTER THE INITIAL ADMINISTRATION. A TOTAL OF 150 SECONDARY STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN THE ORIGINAL STUDY, AND OF THESE, 124 TOOK THE DELAYED RETENTION TEST. THE FOLLOWING RESULTS WERE OBTAINED--(1) GROUPS WHICH USED PROGRAMING DID NOT DIFFER SIGNIFICANTLY FROM GROUPS TAUGHT IN THE CONVENTIONAL MANNER AT EITHER THE COLLEGE-PREPARATORY OR GENERAL LEVEL, (2) EACH OF SIX GROUPS TESTED EXHIBITED A SIGNIFICANT DROP IN MEAN RETENTION SCORE, AND (3) VARIATIONS IN TEACHER PRESENTATION STYLE DID NOT AFFECT RETENTION. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers: California (Palo Alto)