ERIC Number: ED037790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-4
Reference Count: 0
Learning to Listen: A Broad Demonstration Study.
Penfield, Douglas A.; Marascuilo, Leonard A.
Among specific questions to be answered in this study were: (1) is it possible to train students to become better listeners, (2) at what grade level is the training most effective, and (3) assuming skills exist, in what order are listening skills learned? Subjects were students from grades two, five, eight and eleven. A total of 11 listening skills were set up, going from simple to complex. Three questions tested each skill. Some classes received training, others did not. Results showed that training in listening was most effective at grades two and five, with very little impact at grades eight and eleven. There appears to be a hierarchy of listening skills which is most discernable at grades two and five. When students reach grades eight and eleven, there is a leveling off of skill performance at the upper percentage of success levels. This implies an understanding of these skills which training cannot increase appreciably. (KJ)
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Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2-6, 1970