ERIC Number: ED031487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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The Influence of Tape-Recorded Listening Lessons and "Listening-Motivation" Bulletins upon the Listening Ability of High School Students.
Bowdidge, John Stephens
This study tested which, if any, of three listening training methods would make a significant difference in the listening ability of high school students. From 17 public and parochial schools in the greater Kansas City, Missouri, area, 615 students were selected and pre- and post-tested with alternate forms of a "cloze" listening test devised by the experimenter. The 316 control subjects received no training, and approximately 100 students were enrolled for a 6-week period in each of three experimental training methods: (1) 16 tape-recorded listening lessons utilizing the same voice as that on the tape-recorded pre- and post-tests, (2) 16 tape-recorded listening lessons utilizing a variety of voices, none of which were on the pre- or post-tests, and (3) 16 1-minute tape-recorded"listening motivation" bulletins. Conclusions were that (1) training can significantly increase the listening ability of high school students, (2) all listening training methods are not equally effective, (3) a variety of voices increases listening training effectiveness, (4) mere admonitions ("listening motivation" bulletins) are ineffective, and (5) socioeconomic status and grade level appear to affect listening ability. (Author/LH)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Skills, Auditory Training, Aural Learning, Listening, Listening Comprehension, Listening Habits, Listening Skills, Secondary School Students, Socioeconomic Influences, Speech Communication, Tape Recordings, Teaching Methods
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Missouri at Kansas City.