ERIC Number: ED077989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
An Evaluation of a Modular System of Typing, Templeton Secondary School, 1972.
Gilbert, Katherine J.
A kit of modular, programmed materials was used in two Typing 11 classes at Templeton Secondary School. With these two classes as the experimental group and one Typing 11 class as a control group using a standard approach, a set of tests was given to compare gains or losses over a three-month period. Two students from each of the three classes were interviewed by a recognized authority in Commercial Education. The test results indicated that significant gains were made on the following sections of the Typing Achievement Test: Memorandum and Total Score. For these two, the difference was in favor of the control group. No significant differences were evident for spelling, grammar, speed-typing, invoice typing, tabulation typing, typing letters from handwritten copy, or manuscript typing from revised copy. There were no differences between students in the experimental group and those in the control group that the interviewer could attribute to the modular system of typing, but the students were enthusiastic about the different approach. (Author)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vancouver Board of School Trustees (British Columbia). Dept. of Planning and Evaluation.