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ERIC Number: ED050039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 21
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Effectiveness of Verbal Communication Among Elementary School Pupils, Teachers, and Teacher Aides.
Stiggins, Richard J.; And Others
This study examined whether or not first- and third-grade pupils could verbally communicate a task as effectively as the experimenter and whether or not pupils and teacher aides could listen as well as certified teachers. One hundred and twenty first- and third-grade pupils, teachers, and teacher aides from a predominantly black, inner-city school were asked to listen to descriptions of pictures tape-recorded by other first- and third-grade pupils and by one of the experimenters. On the basis of the descriptions, each listener was to select six out of 24 pictures. Analysis showed that teachers, teacher aides, and third-grade pupils did not differ significantly in correct picture selection, but that the latter three groups scored significantly higher than first-grade listeners. Also, all listeners scored significantly higher when listening to the experimenter rather than to pupils and when listening to third-grade speakers rather than first-grade speakers. The authors discuss implications for teacher aide roles, cross-age teaching, and nonverbal research. (LP)
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Note: Paper presented at AERA annual meeting, New York, 1971