ERIC Number: ED069597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Sep-30
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The Effects of the Position of Organizers on the Learning of Structured Anthropology Materials in Grades Three and Six. Final Report.
Rice, Marion J.; And Others
The study compared the facilitative effects of pre- and post-organizers on the learning of structured anthropology materials in the third and sixth grades. Investigator-prepared student texts were published in three formats: pre-organizers, post-organizers, and no-organizers. Two investigator-constructed norm-referenced Anthropology Achievement Tests were administered at each grade level. A one-way fixed-effects analysis of covariance, with reading as covariate, used the class mean scores of the three treatment groups on Anthropology Achievement Test One and Two at each grade level to determine if the adjusted mean scores differed significantly (p .15) across treatment groups. Computed F ratios were non-significant at both grade levels when class means were used as the unit of statistical analysis with reading as covariate. When class means were used as the unit of statistical analysis, the findings of the main treatment effect were consistent. The data did not produce evidence that pre- or post-organizers facilitate learning of structured anthropology materials at either the third or sixth grade. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.