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ERIC Number: ED020155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Pages: 313
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Reference Count: 0
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TEACHING STANDARD ENGLISH TO URBAN PRIMARY CHILDREN. FINAL REPORT.
GOLDEN, RUTH I.; MARTELLOCK, HELEN A.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO TEST THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A PROGRAM UTILIZING TAPE RECORDED RESPONSIVE LESSONS TO HELP URBAN PRIMARY CHILDREN DEVELOP A STANDARD ENGLISH DIALECT. AN EXPERIMENTAL GROUP OF 36 CHILDREN HEARD AND RECITED 8- TO 10-MINUTE TAPES OF POEMS, SONGS, AND SPEECH GAMES, WHILE 36 CHILDREN IN A CONTROL GROUP WERE INSTRUCTED IN STANDARD ENGLISH BY MORE TRADITIONAL METHODS. EACH CHILD WAS GIVEN A TAPED ORAL INTERVIEW AT THE BEGINNING AND END OF THE EXPERIMENTAL SCHOOL YEAR. DEVIATIONS FROM THE STANDARD DIALECT WERE COUNTED AND TABULATED BY IMPARTIAL SPEECH CORRECTIONISTS, AND THESE SCORES WERE SUBMITTED TO THE TEST OF ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE-COVARIANCE. RESULTS INDICATE THAT THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP'S IMPROVEMENT IN THE USE OF STANDARD ENGLISH SOUNDS AND PATTERNS OVER THAT OF THE CONTROL GROUP WAS SIGNIFICANT AT THE .05 LEVEL, AND THAT THIS DIFFERENCE COULD NOT BE ASCRIBED TO SEX, THE EDUCATIONAL LEVEL OF THE PARENTS, THE DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES OF THE THREE PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS, OR THE MENTAL ABILITIES OF THE INDIVIDUAL CHILDREN. (AN APPENDIX CONTAINS THE SCRIPTS OF THE 36 TAPE RECORDINGS USED IN THE PROGRAM.) (DL)
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Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI.
Identifiers: Detroit Public Schools MI; MICHIGAN