ERIC Number: ED057264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Microfilm in the Classroom: The Barrington School Project.
Harmon, Catherine; Harmon, George
The purpose of this project was to determine whether children in a third-grade classroom could work together in a learning experience. Microfilm and microfilm readers were used as materials for the dual studying technique. Various microfilm companies copied books in different microforms, including 16mm and 35mm roll film, 16mm in containers, and microfiche. Both negative and positive images were produced. To judge the effectiveness of this approach to individualized instruction, a formal test program was devised. The tests show a dramatic educational gain for the children in the project. Evaluation of the materials indicated that they need to be made more applicable for classroom teaching. Testing methods were found to be insufficient; better ones need to be developed. It is recommended that similar studies be conducted. An appendix presents ITPA and SRA graphs for two students, as well as tabulations showing their percent gains on 12 tests. Graphs and tables are also given of class scores on visual association, composite ITPA, and total reading tests, as well as gains on SRA composite results. (CK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, Cooperating Teachers, Coordination, Grade 3, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Learning Experience, Microfilm, Program Evaluation, Projects, Reading Instruction, Test Results, Testing
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Authoring Institution: National Microfilm Association, Silver Spring, MD.