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ERIC Number: ED078469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 8
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A Comparative Study of the Listening Performance of Blind and Sighted Students and of the Effects of Three Variables upon Listening Performance.
Fitzgerald, Barry C.
Because there is little research evidence about the listening performance of blind children, a study was designed (in Australia) to provide information on their listening habits as compared with those of sighted children. Forty-four students (22 of them blind) listened in a classroom to tape-recorded material from two tests, Forms X and Y of the Australian Council for Educational Research Listening Test L, designed to distinguish between items requiring receptive and reflective listening skills. Results showed that: (1) for total listening performance blind children were significantly superior; (2) for receptive or reflective listening there was no significant difference between sighted and blind children; (3) on receptive listening tasks both groups showed significant improvement on a second testing; (4) on reflective listening tasks both groups showed deterioration after a period of time; and (5) for receptive listening there was a significant distinction between sightedness and test-time, as well as sightedness, test-time and position in the classroom. (RN)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (Montreal, April 25-29, 1973)