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ERIC Number: ED016655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 97
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Reference Count: 0
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AN ANALYSIS AND SURVEY OF THE NATURE, EXTENT AND SCOPE OF DIAGRAMMING IN THE AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.
WYMAN, EMMELINE BURROUGHS
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO ASSESS THE USE OF DIAGRAMING AS A TEACHING DEVICE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. QUESTIONNAIRES WERE SENT TO THE STATE ENGLISH CURRICULUM DIRECTORS OR THE STATE SUPERINTENDENTS OF EDUCATION IN ALL 50 STATES, AND THE CITY SUPERVISORS OF ENGLISH IN THE 15 LARGEST AMERICAN CITIES. IN ADDITION, PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE WAS CARRIED OUT WITH EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS. RESPONSES TO THE QUESTIONNAIRES WERE RECEIVED FROM 94 PERCENT OF THE STATES AND 67 PERCENT OF THE CITIES. RESULTS INDICATED THAT THE REED AND KELLOGG DIAGRAM WAS USED BY A MAJORITY OF THE STATES (MOST COMMONLY ON THE JUNIOR HGIH SCHOOL LEVEL) AND BY A MINORITY OF THE CITIES (ON BOTH THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY LEVELS). LINGUISTIC DIAGRAMS WERE SELDOM USED, THOUGH INTEREST IN THEM WAS INCREASING. NO INSTANCE OF THE USE OF THE BALLOON OR SLOT-AND-FILLER DIAGRAMS WAS FOUND. THREE-QUARTERS OF THE RESPONDING STATE DEPARTMENTS AND NEARLY ALL OF THE CITIES HAD NO MATERIAL AVAILABLE FOR TEACHERS ON DIAGRAMING, AND TWO-THIRDS OF THE RESPONDING CITY SUPERVISORS DESIRED THAT MATERIALS ON DIAGRAMS BE PROVIDED THROUGH A CENTRAL AGENT. ALTHOUGH RELEVANT RESEARCH ON DIAGRAMS INDICATES THAT THEY ARE NOT EFFECTIVE TEACHING DEVICES FOR IMPROVING COMMUNICATION SKILLS, MANY WRITERS ON ENGLISH EDUCATION ADVOCATE THEIR USE FOR THIS PURPOSE OR FOR GRAMMATICAL ANALYSIS. (THIS REPORT WAS SUBMITTED AS A MASTER OF ARTS THESIS IN THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA.) (AUTHOR/DL)
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Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia.
Identifiers: Reed and Kellogg System of Diagramming