ERIC Number: ED074486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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The Construction and Evaluation of Two Methods of Listening Skills Instruction and Their Effect on Listening Comprehension of Children in Grade 1.
Kranyik, Margery A.
This study constructed and evaluated a program of listening skill activities for first grade children who had not yet developed skill in reading. The skills included were: (1) following directions, (2) listening for the main idea, and (3) listening for details. Three groups were tested: an experimental group taught by teachers; an experimental group taught by tape-recorded instruction; and a control group which had no formal listening skills instruction. An analysis of data, with mental age listening pretest as covariates, indicated (1) a significant difference in adjusted posttest means between the two experimental groups and the control group; and (2) no significant difference in adjusted listening posttest means between the two experimental groups. It was concluded that listening could be taught to first graders who had as yet no skill in reading, but that taped instruction was not more effective than instruction by teachers. (Author/DI)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Grade 1, Instruction, Listening Comprehension, Listening Comprehension Tests, Listening Groups, Listening Skills, Reading Skills, Tape Recordings
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Boston University School of Education