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ERIC Number: ED032210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May-2
Pages: 8
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Multiple Meanings of Words -- Intermediate: A Comparison of Three Teaching Techniques.
Meagher, Judith A.
The effects of instruction in polysemantic words at the sixth-grade level are investigated. The most efficient means of teaching these words, the factors which affect such teaching, and the effectiveness of large group instruction versus small group instruction are studied. Four hundred and twenty-seven sixth-grade students from lower-, middle-, and upper-socioeconomic areas served as the sample. Three methods of instruction utilized include large group instruction using transparencies, large group instruction with transparencies and every-pupil response cards, and small group instruction using self-directing, self-correcting worksheets. Analysis of variance was utilized to determine whether the gains made reflected the influence of intelligence, reading ability, or the treatment employed. The study concluded that the ability to learn multiple-meaning conceptualization appears not to be dependent upon socioeconomic factors. Additional results are briefly discussed, and a summary table of indicative trends is included. (RT)
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Note: Paper presented to the International Reading Association conference, Kansas City, Mo., Apr. 30-May 3, 1969.