ERIC Number: ED111043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
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An Appraisal of the Effect of a Teaching Program Based on Structural Method and Using Goal Setting.
Bailey, Donn F.
An appraisal of the study skills component of the Equal Opportunities Program's Summer Intensive Program at Pennsylvania State University in 1973 is the subject of this dissertation. Evaluation of certain aspects of this program was undertaken to determine whether a given teaching strategy (based on the structural method utilizing goal-setting techniques) works without bias toward race or sex. The hypotheses were that no difference will be found in performance of blacks and whites, males and females, on goal attainment; and that no difference will be found in the performance of blacks and whites, males and females, based on comparison of pretest and posttest scores. The study concluded that insofar as the writer was able to count and measure, there was consistent goal accomplishment with minimal disparity between races and sexes. The indication is that goal setting and goal attainment techniques inherent in the structural method might be a more powerful influence in learning basic communication skills than either race or sex. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Goal Orientation, Language Skills, Program Evaluation, Racial Differences, Study Skills, Summer Programs, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University