ERIC Number: ED039062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-3
Reference Count: 0
The Effectiveness of a Programmed Method of Instruction for Teaching Handwriting Skills to Migrant Children.
Olson, George H.
The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a series of programmed workbooks for teaching basic handwriting skills to migrant children. Some 24 second-, fourth-, and sixth-grade classes in 4 counties of south and central Florida participated in the study, and control and experimental groups were set up for each grade level. Because of strict time limitations, only the first 4 lessons in the workbook were evaluated in the study. Evaluation consisted of (1) a set of open-ended questions concerning teachers' and students' opinions of the workbooks and (2) 3 sets of student tests covering the workbook materials. Analysis of the student tests revealed that the experimental group had significantly fewer errors than the control group only at the second-grade level. The teachers' opinions of the programmed workbooks were generally very favorable. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
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Note: Paper presented at National Meeting of American Educational Research Association (Minneapolis, March 3, 1970)