ERIC Number: ED056424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Development and Evaluation of Programmed Instruction in the Teaching of Verbs to Deaf Children in the Primary Grades. Final Report.
Grigonis, Dorothea F.; And Others
The project purpose was to develop and field test a program of instruction for young deaf children which could be used in existing classrooms. The main program contained two areas of instruction in written language: verb vocabulary at a high level of generalization and sentence structure. The program materials were field tested with 78 children in the preparatory levels of three schools. The only criterion for admission to the sample was a simple test of minimum word recognition ability. Subjects ranged from 5 to 10 years of age, and from three and one-half to 10 1/2 years on psychometric scores. Three validation criteria, one final performance criterion and two measures of gain, were applied in 28 instances to the pretest and posttest data from the sample groups. The criteria were met in 21 instances. Of the 78 children, 77% achieved mastery in verb vocabulary, and 83% in sentences. Each of the sample groups evidenced statistically significant learning in all areas of instruction. The mean time required for the program was 4.7 hours. It was concluded that the program represented a very effective, as well as an efficient, method of teaching written language to young deaf children. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Speech School, Inc., GA.