ERIC Number: ED097119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Effects of Two Pacing Contingencies in a Keller Type Program at the Elementary School Level Using Commercially Available Materials.
McLaughlin, T. F.; Malaby, J. E.
This paper presents a comparison of the effects of two pacing contingencies on the rate and accuracy of unit completion in commercially available social studies materials. A class of sixth grade pupils were used as subjects. When the pupils were allowed to proceed through the materials at their own pace (Self Paced), the mean number of units completed was 1.54 per day. When the class had to complete two units per day or receive a failing grade (Forced Paced), the number of units completed increased. With a reapplication of the Self Paced condition, unit completion decreased. But when the Forced Paced condition was reinstated, class members again increased their mean rate of unit completion. Data for three selected pupils revealed that the rates of unit completion for the median and lowest pupil were affected the most by the experimental procedures. Accuracy increased over time and appeared to be a function of exposure to the materials. (Author/SDH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Dept. of Human Development.