ERIC Number: ED072019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
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A Study of the Influence of a Learning Development Program on the Cognitive Growth and Learning Skills of Elementary Students.
Motley, Hester C.
This study compared the academic performance, intellectual capacity, listening ability, and study skills of students who participated in programs designed to develop specific learning skills with students who did not participate in the programs with regard to total group, level of intellect, sex, and grade level. Two hundred and ten students, enrolled in the Learning Development Program (LDP) and 210 students enrolled in the Listening Skills Program (LSP) composed the experimental group while 210 students in the same school served as a control group. Participants in each of the three groups were one section of each grade level K-6. All participants were administered pre- and posttests to determine their performance in mathematics, reading, listening skills, general intelligence, and work study skills. The grade level of each student was determined, and students were placed in the primary (K-3) or elementary (4-6) groups. Further data were collected from measurement tests. Results indicated that students in experimental groups tended to improve their performance in each category to a significantly greater extent than students in the control group. Primary students benefitted most in development of mathematics skills; elementary students seemed to improve listening and work study skills to a greater degree than primary students. There was little difference in the performance of boys and girls. (MJM)
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Sponsor: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond.; Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Educational Research and Statistics.
Authoring Institution: Chesterfield County School Board, VA.