ERIC Number: ED105420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Instruction on the Critical Thinking Abilities of Middle-School-Age Children.
Thomas, John W.
This study evaluated the effects of an experimental critical thinking program. Students at the sixth through ninth grade levels were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. Experimental subjects received 36 two-hour weeks of instruction consisting of five independent units of programed booklets, games, and activities. Objective-referenced pretests and posttests were given to all subjects for each unit and a standardized critical thinking and dispositional inventory was administered at the end. Significant differences between treatments were found at all grade levels for units administered early in the study. However, results were mixed on later measures suggesting a debilitating motivational trend. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 2, 1975)