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ERIC Number: ED050117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Pages: 232
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A Descriptive Study of the Oral Language Progress of Selected Disadvantaged and Advantaged Kindergarten Children.
Walker, Audrey Massey
The development of vocabulary and listening skills was studied in a group of 200 kindergarten children. Twenty-three teachers and aides took part in the study. Of the children, 130 attended Title I schools, and 70 attended a center in a middle- and upper-socioeconomic environment. Pretesting and posttesting of the children were carried out. In one Title I center, the children received weekly supplementary lessons designed to develop speaking and listening skills. The findings of the study are presented. Recommendations are that: (1) a more discriminating measure of listening and vocabulary growth be developed for young children, (2) structured, sequential lessons using children's literature be tested experimentally, and (3) teacher characteristics conducive to maximal learning be identified. (DB)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Georgia