ERIC Number: ED070067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
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Analysis Training: Failure to Replicate Elkonin.
This experiment was an attempt to replicate a sound discrimination training procedure reported by Elkonin (1963). Eight kindergarten subjects were given a training list composed of five words made up of nine sounds. Experimental subjects learned to discriminate the sounds making up the words with aid of pictures representing the words as well as tokens to represent the sounds. Control subjects did not receive picture and token training. There were no significant differences between the experimental and control subjects on training or transfer lists. This failure to replicate was discussed in terms of age of subjects, possible differences between American and Soviet children, and time spent during training. It was suggested that future research should focus on younger children. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.