ERIC Number: ED162265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of the Effects of Group Training and Individual Training on the Acquisition of Consonant Sounds. Technical Report No. 47.
Speidel, Gisela E.
Sixteen kindergarten children were instructed in grapheme-phoneme correspondences according to two methods that were identical except that in one method the children were instructed individually and in the other the children received group instruction. The number of learning trials given to each child was the same in both situations. However, in the group the teacher showed all of the children the consonant card before calling on an individual child to identify it. Since there were nine other children in the group, each child had 45 potential vicarious learning trials. The results of the experiment indicated that the children in the group performed better than those who received individual training. Furthermore, children in the group learned significantly more grapheme-phoneme correspondences from trial one to trial two, but later trials indicated no difference in the learning rate between the two groups. It was concluded that learning trials given to other group members can function as effective vicarious trials. (Author/MAI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu, HI. Kamehameha Early Education Project.