ERIC Number: ED197202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Pilot Project in Computer Assisted Instruction for Adult Basic Education Students. Adult Learning Centers, The Adult Program, Great Neck Public Schools, Great Neck, New York. Final Three Year Report (2/77-6/79).
Buckley, Elizabeth; Rauch, David
A three-year study evaluated the cognitive and affective effect of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) on adult basic education (ABE) students at the Great Neck Adult Learning Centers. The system was used by learning laboratory students in 1977 and by both learning laboratory and classroom students from 1977-1979. The 100 students enrolled from 1978-1979 used CAI regularly as a core part of their study. The curriculum in the drill and practice program consisted of Adult Reading Skills, Adult Arithmetic Skills, and Adult Language Skills I and II. It was based on mastery learning and ranged in level from third through seventh grade. The study used an experimental-control group design containing three elements: (1) comparison of growth on California Achievement Test in reading and mathematics, (2) comparison of time spent in program, and (3) examination of students' attitudes toward learning and use of CAI. Staff and student reactions concerning use were uniformly positive. Third-year and three-year studies' results confirmed that use of CAI led to significant cognitive and affective growth. In structure and design CAI seemed an effective supplementary learning medium for ABE students. Changes were indicated in curriculum scope and system capability. (An analytical summary precedes the general report.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educationally Disadvantaged, English Instruction, Language Skills, Mastery Learning, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Participant Satisfaction, Program Effectiveness, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Basic Continuing Education.
Authoring Institution: Great Neck Public Schools, NY.
Identifiers: New York (Great Neck)
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