ERIC Number: ED021696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Research and Development Activities in R & I Units of Four Elementary Schools of Madison, Wisconsin, 1966-67.
Hausmeier, Herbert J.; Quilling, Mary
The research and development activities of Research and Instruction Units at four elementary schools in Madison, Wisconsin, during the 1966-67 school year are summarized. Individualization and motivation were the focal points of these projects; special attention was given to language arts. Neither of the language environment programs yielded significant results, but pupils in the experimental group showed progress as great as or greater than that of control pupils. In a comparison of reading approaches for first-grade children, the linguistic approach was effective for girls; the basal reader approach was more successful for boys. In a sixth-grade unit, pupils using individualized reading materials performed better than pupils using basal readers. With the aid of reading consultants, the staff of one school developed a scope and sequence of skills for an individualized reading program. Primary pupils exposed to this program made greater gains in reading vocabulary and comprehension than would usually be expected. The reading program is being implemented at all grade levels in four schools for the 1967-68 school year. (Author/BS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.