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ERIC Number: ED046928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 249
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A Study of the Effect of Practice upon the Ability to Follow Oral Directions.
Rogers, Richard DeVere
A pilot study of an experimental group of fifth graders in a Scottsdale, Arizona, elementary school was conducted to determine the effect of a series of training exercises on the students' ability to follow oral directions and on their general listening ability. After the training period, tests were administered to the experimental group and to two grade 5 control groups, and test scores indicated significant differences in the mean scores of the two groups. A 4-week training program in following oral directions was subsequently field-tested. Twelve fifth grade classes were pretested and randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. Each day for 20 days the experimental groups received a daily exercise containing 12 practice items in following oral directions. Several post tests were administered immediately and again after a month's delay. Results indicated that, although no significant change in listening ability seemed to result from the training exercises, a significant amount of training was retained after one month's delay (p<.01) and a substantial difference was observed between experimental and control groups on total performance scores (p<05). (Author/JB)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Arizona State University