ERIC Number: ED036855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Instructional Variables on Certain Indices of Student Perseverance.
Miller, George Reef
This study investigated the effect of learning task, instructional quality, and teacher on three indices of Perseverance: Attending Time, Distractability, and Attention Span. Data were secured from 219 students learning elementary school mathematics in an individualized instruction program, the Individually Prescribed Instruction (IPI) system developed by the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Results indicated that the effect of a lesson on pupil perseverance depends upon the particular student. There was also some evidence that the performance of the teacher is a factor in pupil perseverance. (Author/NS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.