ERIC Number: ED339058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Listening Skills in Young Children.
Brown, Stephanie L.
A practicum focused on improving listening skills in four- to five-year-old children. The practicum targeted the following specific listening skills for improvement: (1) discriminating English phonemes; (2) recognizing words heard in a story; (3) repeating a short story; and (4) following verbal instructions. Teaching strategies which the practicum implemented in the classroom included modeling, improving the listening environment, structuring listening activities, group activities and games, taped listening sessions, and storytelling. In addition, information on improving listening skills in the home and classroom was distributed to parents and educators through handouts and workshops. The effectiveness of the implementation was measured by means of the teacher-made pretest and posttest as well as evaluations from students in the target group, their parents, and the teacher. Results indicated improved listening skills in the target group and increased awareness of the importance of listening skills in the target group and their parents. (Six figures are included. Thirty-five references and extensive appendixes--including student data, test data, classroom activities, guidelines for implementing the strategies, and samples of information distributed to parents and educators--are attached.) (Author/PRA)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.