ERIC Number: ED080281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug-15
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Education for the American Indians. Summary Report.
Dumbleton, Duane D.
The summary report compared the effectiveness of self-instructional guided inquiry materials with self-instructional expository materials on student's performance as measured by tests of cognitive learning, retention, immediate and delayed transfer. The study was conducted in 4 high schools in Georgia. Treatment preparation for the experiment consisted of the development of 2 versions of a unit entitled "Education for American Indians"--a book of readings and an expository essay. The upper secondary students who served as subjects were randomly assigned to 1 of the treatment materials within each class in each school. All were given the word meaning section of the Iowa Silent Reading Test to determine relative reading ability level. The study lasted from 10-17 days in each school. There were originally 169 students in the study but 61 dropped. The type of statistical analysis used was a completely randomized multivariate analysis of variance. All materials and tests were pilot tested at Greene County High School in Greensboro, Georgia. The main finding did not indicate a statistically significant superiority for either treatment across ability groups. Upper ability students performed better using self-instructional expository materials than any other combination of treatment and ability groups. Future research suggestions included using a larger, more representative sample. (FF)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Anthropology Curriculum Project.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia