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ERIC Number: ED101303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Pages: 52
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Development of an Audiovisual Program Based Upon the Acquisition of Perceptual Knowledge to Increase College Students' Vocabulary.
Einbecker, Pauline Godwin
The purpose of this practicum was to determine if the teaching of Latin root words would result in an increase in English vocabulary for college students. The subjects in this study were 86 junior college business education freshmen. The subjects were divided into three groups, each of which was assigned a different method of study: group A was instructed to study the meanings of the 40 pretest words, but no mention was made of root words within these words; group B was instructed to study the meanings of the pretest words and to locate the related root words in a dictionary or other sources; and group C was instructed to study the meanings of the 40 pretest words and to study the instructor-prepared audiovisual slides and tape which presented the related root words. Based on the results, it was concluded that the teaching of root words supported the identical elements theory of transfer and, for the student groups used in this study, was the most effective method of teaching vocabulary. (Author/WR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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