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ERIC Number: ED021547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Pages: 15
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An Experiment to Determine the Effectiveness of One Hour of Supplementary Instruction in a Junior College Pre-Transfer English Composition Class.
Park, Young
An attempt to measure the effectiveness of one hour of classroom instruction supplementing individual use of a programed text (Joseph Blumenthal's English 3200) in a junior college pre-transfer English composition class was made by placing 24 randomly selected students in two 12-member groups. Group I, the experimental group, received the one-hour supplementary instruction whereas Group II, the control group, did not. Results of a post test showed that achievement had not been affected. There was, however, a unique value to the instruction as it related to concepts. Conclusions based on the investigation were (1) the programed material did a creditable job of teaching many items in the workbook, (2) instruction in the classroom did not seem to have much effect on learning when the instruction covered the same material as was found in the textbook, and (3) instruction which supplemented the details found in the textbook and which dealt with concepts appeared to help in the understanding of the applications of the mechanics of grammar. (DG)
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