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ERIC Number: ED048268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 96
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The Effectiveness of Using Workbooks in the Teaching of Eighth-Grade English Grammar.
Graves, Robert Bradley
The effectiveness of using workbooks to teach eighth-grade English grammar was measured in a study of 160 students in four north-central Texas junior high schools. The experimental group, which used the American Book Company workbook, "Our Language Today," was equated on the basis of sex, intelligence, and previous grades in English with the control group, which engaged in traditional drill activities. Data collection was accomplished by examining school grades and by pre- and post-testing. All hypotheses were tested by Fisher's "t" to determine significant differences in means and by the SRA "Tests of Educational Ability" to determine ability level subgroups. When mean gains of the experimental group were compared with mean gains of the control group, the experimental group was found to have no significant advantage in attitude, composition skills, spelling, mechanics of English, or in their school grades in English. It was concluded that students who use workbooks do not differ significantly in the five areas measured from students of similar ability who do not use workbooks. (Author/DD)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, North Texas State University