ERIC Number: ED035299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Effectiveness and Efficiency of Two Types of Simulation as Functions of Level of Elementary Education Training. Final Report.
Girod, Gerald R.
An experiment was performed to determine the efficiency of simulation teaching techniques in training elementary education teachers to identify and correct classroom management problems. The two presentation modes compared were film and audiotape. Twelve hypotheses were tested via analysis of variance to determine the relative efficiency of these modes for training sixty-five sophomore, junior, and senior education students. Measures taken included response quality, cues discriminated, response errors, stimulus recyclings, elapsed time, and attitude change. Results on most hypotheses were equivocal, and experimental bias was held to be a source of obfuscation in the results. Results showed that sophomores learned less quickly during the first half of training, but made up the difference during the second half. Subjects trained with films showed similar initial inefficiency, while audiotape subjects discriminated fewer cues initially. Effects attributable to training level tended to be nonsignificant measures of effectiveness. A bibliography is included. (BB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Univ., Pullman.