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ERIC Number: ED054179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 521
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An Investigation into Extended Use of Time-Compressed Speech with Intermediate-Grade Subjects.
Napier, Grace Donkersloot
Using 64 fourth- and fifth-grade girls and boys as experimentals, a study was made of whether time-compressed speech, within the limits of 160-367 words-per-minute rates, is feasible as an adequate avenue for learning certain types of material when the subjects have been provided with extended, systematic training in its use through gradual acceleration of word rate and frequent tests on comprehension. During training, subjects experienced 34 two-day lessons, each of which included three quizzes. Two criterion tests before and two after treatment measured extent of learning attributable to training. Eight null hypotheses were tested and rejected. Fourth grade excelled both fifth grades, and often visually handicapped excelled normally seeing. When compressed speech was used in testing, experimentals surpassed controls. In spite of disadvantages, the fourth grade proved that training alone accounted for success. (Author/DB)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Temple University