ERIC Number: ED038842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Comparative Study: Two Methods of Teaching Reading--Conventional and Programmed.
Hill, Swinton Arnett
The problem of this study was to determine if a significant difference existed between the mean achievement scores, on the Gates Primary Reading Tests, of two equated matched pairs of culturally deprived first grade children after the experimental group had used a programed approach to reading instruction and the control group had used conventional methods. One hundred fifty children participated in the study. The children were equated on mental age, achievement and sex. One group used the Sullivan's Programed Reading Series materials and the other group used the conventional Scott, Foresman materials. On testing, the experimental group scored significantly higher on word recognition and sentence reading. The scores on paragraph reading were not significantly different. Appendices contain statistical information about the test subjects and the scores on the various tests. A bibliography is also included. (JY)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Conventional Instruction, Educational Research, Instructional Materials, Programed Instruction, Reading Instruction
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Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Univ., State College. Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Note: Thesis presented to the Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education, Mississippi State University