ERIC Number: ED102754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: 0
Effect of an Oral Advance Organizer on the Learning and Retention of EMR Adolescents. Auditory Learning Monograph Series 6.
Blackhurst, A. Edward
Ninety educable mentally retarded (EMR) adolescents listened to recorded material with and without oral advance organizers in an evaluation of the effectiveness of instructional techniques derived from subsumption learning theory on their learning and retention of meaningful information. Ss were randomly assigned to either an experimental group, which listened to an expository advance organizer and a subsequent learning passage; a traditional group, which listened to a traditional introductory passage and the same learning passage; or a control group. Analysis of criterion measures administered to measure learning and retention revealed that the difference between the mean learning scores of the experimental and traditional groups was not significant, and that retention scores did not differ significantly from learning scores. It was concluded that use of an expository advance organizer was no more effective than traditional expository techniques when information was presented orally to EMR adolescents. (LS)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Consortium on Auditory Learning Materials for the Handicapped, East Lansing, MI.
Note: For related documents see ED 100 077, 100 081, and EC 071 329-339