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ERIC Number: ED099869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 193
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The Effects of Two Methods of Instruction on the Self-Concept and English/Language Arts Achievement of Middle School Students.
Bosher, William Cleveland, Jr.
This study tested the effects of two distinct methods of instruction on the self-concept and English/language arts achievement of seventh and eighth graders divided into two experimental and one control group. The first instructional method was devoid of certain traditional constraints--grades, tests, homogeneous grouping, grade-level grouping, and assigned homework--while the second method included such constraints. After 150 days of instruction, the Self-Social Symbols Tasks and Sequential Tests of Educational Progress were administered to all students under pretest-posttest conditions. Based on the findings, conclusions were formulated, some of which are that: (1) students who functioned without the constraints had significantly greater academic gain; (2) the two methods of instruction did not have significantly different effects on self-concept; (3) males and females appeared to be affected equally despite the method; (4) black experimental students gained significantly greater egocentricity, but black control students had a greater gain in self-esteem; and (5) no significant differences were found between the gains of heterogeneously grouped seventh and eighth grade students. (Author/TO)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Virginia