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ERIC Number: ED116184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Pages: 64
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Listening Drills Utilizing Compressed Speech and Standard Speech upon the Listening Comprehension of Second-Grade Children.
Ihnat, Mary Ann
This study was designed to investigate whether the listening ability of second-grade students could be improved using compressed-speech training as compared to normal listening training. The subjects were 95 second-grade pupils in a low-to-middle class suburban community in central New Jersey. The plan was to expose an experimental group to fourteen stories presented at 200 words per minute over a period of five weeks. The control group listened to the same stories presented at the normal rate of 140 to 150 words per minute. Both groups answered comprehension questions which immediately followed each story. Pretest instruments were the Goodenough-Harris Draw-A-Man Test and the Durrell Listening Test. The posttest instrument was another form of the Durrell Listening Test. Some of the findings were that no evidence was observed which would indicate that a gain in listening skills will result when a faster rate of presentation is used as compared to a normal speaking rate of presentation and neither the control nor the experimental group improved their listening skills. (Author/MKM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Sponsor: N/A
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Note: M.Ed. Thesis, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey; Appendix 1--Durrell Listening Test Form EF removed due to copyright restrictions