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ERIC Number: ED074470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 76
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A Comparison of Reinforcement Activities for Listening Comprehension Skills.
Allison, Thomas Lee
The effect of reinforcement activities combined with previously taught listening skills upon both standardized reading and listening test scores was investigated. Participants were 267 fifth graders divided into five treatment groups: (1) control--received no listening instruction; (2) directed listening lesson--received brief introductory lessons covering skills of main idea, details, sequence, inference, and critical listening with no reinforcement activity; (3) multiple-choice reinforcement--received the listening lesson and content tapes followed by ten multiple-choice questions presented orally; (4) large group discussion reinforcement--received the listening lessons and tapes followed by teacher-led discussion; and (5) small group discussion reinforcement--received the listening lessons and tapes followed by student-led discussion with the class divided into three groups. In a twelve-week period, group 2 received 36 five-to-eight minute lessons while groups 3, 4, and 5 received 36 45-48 minute lessons. Reinforcement activities utilizing a combination of the language arts produced higher scores than those involving no instruction or less involvement, with group 5 treatment producing the highest listening scores. (Author/TO)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Syracuse University