ERIC Number: ED026170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May-17
Reference Count: 0
A Pilot Study to Apply Evaluation-Revision Procedures in First-Grade Mexican-American Classrooms. Final Report. Technical Memorandum Series.
Melaragno, Ralph J.; Newmark, Gerald
In order to bridge the gap between educational research and practice, a study was concluded to identify specific reading skills which posed particularly difficult problems for Mexican American first grade children, but apparently caused little difficulty for their Anglo counterparts. Seventeen words emerged as being particularly difficult for the Mexican American child to comprehend. The study concentrated on procedures for teaching ten of these concept words, such as over, under, etc. The tutorial method in which older students were utilized to teach the first grade students on a one-to-one basis was found to be most effective. A model to be applied in obtaining desired learning outcomes in other Mexican American classrooms was then formulated. Objectives were first stated behaviorally then procedures were formulated to obtain the objectives. These procedures were tried and empirical evidence was gathered on their effectiveness, whereupon the procedures were revised and the new model reapplied. (DA)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.