ERIC Number: ED062668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-4
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A Pilot Study of the Use of Incentives to Enhance School Learning.
Fox, Karen F. A.; Jung, Steven M.
Incentives in this study were identified as the consequences of behavior which act to guide the future form and frequency of that behavior. This would include factors such as money, security, knowledge of personal success, peer or authority figure approval, and opportunity to engage in desirable activities. The study was designed to test over an eight-week instructional period the combined effects of three incentive models. The subject pool consisted of first, second, and third grade students from four of the eight elementary schools in San Jose, California district. The major purposes of this pilot study were to formulate the process of implementation of an incentives program and the methodology which would underlie subsequent field studies of incentive models. The statistical findings are generally supportive of the initial research hypothesis of the effectiveness of objective-based incentive techniques in promoting student learning in reading and mathematics at the primary level. This pilot study was funded by a Title III grant. (BW)
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Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Chicago, Illinois on April 3-7, 1972