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ERIC Number: ED036825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 10
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Using Precise Objectives to Enhance Student Achievement in Health Education.
Dalis, Gus T.
This study was conducted: (1) to provide data on whether student achievement can be influenced significantly by providing students, in advance of instruction, information on what will be expected of them as an outcome of instruction and, (2) to investigate various ways of communicating to students, in writing, that which is to be learned in class. The study focused on a teacher of 10th graders in five health and safety classes in a middle class high school. The students were randomly assigned to three treatment groups, each to be taught a specified unit. Group One received precise instructional objectives; Group Two was provided with vague instructional objectives, and Group Three was given a placebo in advance of instruction. A test was administered at the end of the unit to evaluate achievement of material contained in the unit. The findings included that students receiving precise objectives prior to instruction demonstrated greater achievement. One main conclusion reached was that it is possible to enhance classroom achievement by using precise instructional objectives in advance of instruction with high school learners. Tables and a bibliography are included. (Author/EW)
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools, CA.
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