ERIC Number: ED025714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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A Study of Delayed Achievement in a Short-Term Adult Education Program.
Steffer, Robert Wesley
This study aimed at measuring and evaluating the results of a participation training program after one year had elapsed. Two experimental groups were administered a test of delayed achievement twice; one received a 15-minute treatment review on the principles of participation training in group discussion between the test administrations; the other took the test a second time after a 15-minute interval, receiving no treatment. The third group, an inside control group, was composed of individuals active in church adult education classes; the fourth and fifth groups were inside and outside groups composed of persons not active in adult education groups. Those with training and some randomly-selected, untrained representatives of adult education groups were interviewed. The findings revealed that trained adults achieved significantly higher scores on the delayed achievement test than non-trained adults; test scores of non-trained adults were significantly higher on the delayed achievement test than those of non-trained adults; post-test scores of the group receiving the treatment-review differed significantly from the post-test scores of the group not receiving the treatment-review. (author/nl)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Doctoral Dissertations, Evaluation Methods, Group Discussion, Participant Characteristics, Participation, Pretests Posttests, Recall (Psychology), Research
University Microfilms, 300 Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 68-2365, MF $3.00, Xerography $7.60).
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.