NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED019510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
EFFECTS OF INTERVAL PACING ON THE ACQUISITION OF TYPEWRITING SKILL. FINAL REPORT.
WEST, LEONARD J.
HIGH SCHOOL TYPISTS AT FOUR STAGES OF TRAINING PARTICIPATED IN AN INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIVE EFFECTS OF EXTERNALLY-PACED VERSUS SELF-PACED PRACTICE ON SPEED AND ACCURACY IN ORDINARY TYPEWRITER COPY WORK. TWO TEACHERS IN EACH OF FOUR SCHOOLS TAUGHT BOTH AN EXTERNALLY-PACED AND A SELF-PACED CLASS TO A TOTAL OF 120 STUDENTS PER TREATMENT IN 16 CLASSES. A MEAN OF FIFTY 5-MINUTE PRACTICE TRIALS (3 OR 4 A DAY) UNDER EITHER CONDITION WERE CONDUCTED OVER A 4-WEEK PERIOD ON A BODY OF ORDINARY PROSE PARAGRAPHS PROVIDING FOR 5 MINUTES OF PRACTICE AT EVERY EVEN-NUMBERED SPEED FROM 16-76 WORDS PER MINUTE. FOR EXTERNALLY-PACED PRACTICE, COPY WAS MARKED INTERNALLY IN QUARTER-MINUTE INTERVALS, WHICH WERE LOUDLY ANNOUNCED BY THE TEACHER. SUBJECTS WERE TO ADJUST STROKING RATES UPWARD OR DOWNWARD IN ACCORD WITH TIME ANNOUNCEMENTS. SELF-PACED PRACTICE COPY WAS NOT MARKED INTERNALLY, AND THERE WERE NO TIME ANNOUNCEMENTS. SUBJECTS WERE ASSIGNED TO SPEED OR TO ACCURACY TRIALS AT INDIVIDUALLY APPROPRIATE SPEEDS AND PROGRESSED TO HIGHER SPEEDS AND A CHANGED OBJECTIVE (SPEED OR ACCURACY) ACCORDING TO THEIR PRACTICE PERFORMANCE. COVARIANCE ANALYSIS OF POST-TEST SPEED AND ERROR SCORES SHOWED NO SIGNIFICANT TREATMENT DIFFERENCES. HOWEVER, VARIOUS LINES OF EVIDENCE SUGGEST THAT POSSIBLE TREATMENT EFFECTS MAY HAVE BEEN SWAMPED BY THE EXTREMELY DISADVANTAGEOUS AMOUNTS AND DISTRIBUTIONS OF SPEED AND ACCURACY PRACTICE AND PRACTICE RULES APPLIED TO BOTH PACING MODES. INVESTIGATION UNDER MORE ADVANTAGEOUS PRACTICE RULES WAS RECOMMENDED. (THE AUTHOR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Div. of Teacher Education.
Identifiers: N/A