ERIC Number: ED030821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Relationship Between Achievement of Adult Students and Various Structured Classroom Situations.
Varnado, Jewel G.
This study investigated the relative effectiveness of selected methods and materials in adult basic education classes. Materials were regular child centered public school textbooks, recent publications designed for elementary class instruction which had been considered reasonably appropriate for adult classes, and materials written especially for undereducated adults. Participants were Negroes, largely women, covering a wide age span. Teacher dominated, restricted procedures, and pupil initiated, class cooperative procedures were compared. One hour classes were held five nights a week for eight weeks near the students' homes. The study revealed no significant differences between subgroups as to distribution of pretest grade level scores. However, there was a significant gain within classes in which the new instructional materials were used, regardless of the instructional method. The greatest improvement was made in the pupil centered classroom in which new materials were used. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Basic Education, Age Differences, Analysis of Variance, Blacks, Classroom Techniques, Disadvantaged, Doctoral Dissertations, Evaluation, Females, Inservice Education, Instructional Materials, Males, Participant Characteristics, Research, Teachers, Urban Areas
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 68-11,687, MF $3.00, Xerography $5.20).
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.