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ERIC Number: ED059614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 15
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The Automated Instruction of Practical Reading Skills to Disadvantaged Sixth Grade Children.
Strang, Harold R.
An assessment was made of the effects of an automated tutoring program in teaching sixth grade disadvantaged children practical reading skills. Nineteen experimental and five control students were randomly selected and tested on 51 practical skills. Experimental students then received automated instruction on 24 of the skills. Correct answering yielded extrinsic reinforcement, and errors yielded audio tutoring. During instruction control students remained in their classrooms. After instruction all students were retested on the 51 skills. The experimental group's average skill's gain was significantly higher than the control group's. While experimental students showed greatest cross-test gains on skills trained during instruction, they also showed considerable improvement on the remaining uninstructed skills. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. School of Education.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville.