ERIC Number: ED109604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Scanning/Encoding Training on Sight Word (SW) Learning and Recognition.
Koehler, John, Jr.; Bennett, Rosalie
Three scanning/encoding training conditions were compared with a control condition in transfer tasks involving learning and recognizing six minimally contrasting, single-syllable word-like forms. The scanning/encoding treatments failed to differ from the controls in prereading kindergarteners, which was attributed to the difficulty of the transfer list. Discrepancies between these results and outcomes from related studies are discussed in relation to the transfer of general strategies versus specific contents, and reasons for failure to replicate previous studies covered in the introductory literature review are presented. In summary, this study was unable to improve word-processing skills in kindergarteners in the manner shown in previous work. (Author/RB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.