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ERIC Number: ED029030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 140
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Sector Analysis: An Approach to Teaching Fourth Grade Students Certain Aspects of English Sentence Structure.
Bosco, Joseph Anthony
In this study, fourth-grade materials based on a linguistic approach to grammar known as sector analysis were devised, field-tested, and evaluated. Two socioeconomically similar fourth grades--experimental and control groups--were pre- and post-tested to find possible changes in the complexity of their sentence structure after the experimental group was taught the materials employing sector analysis. A Structure Complexity Scale was developed for evaluation of the students' writing samples. Three comparisons were made between the pre- and post-test Structure Complexity Scores: between the class groupings, between groups set up according to I.Q.'s, and between groups set up according to Composite Language Arts Scores. It was concluded that (1) fourth-graders can learn sector analysis as developed in the materials used in the study, (2) intelligence level and previously learned language skills are not factors in learning sector analysis, (3) the Structure Complexity Scale is able to discriminate between students' sentence structures in respect to complexity, and (4) teachers who are consulted during the development of new materials teach these materials enthusiastically. (Author/JB)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Columbia University