ERIC Number: ED117671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Programmed Instruction in Reading Correlated with Student Characteristics and Program Variables.
Joy, Charles Paul, Sr.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of an automated programed instructional unit under varying conditions. Students' sex and socioeconomic status as an influence on achievement when interacting with the intervention was investigated along with other facts. The selected literature included a review of representative samples of the current general literature in the areas of programed instruction and educational technology as it relates to reading instruction. The sample for the study consisted of 800 first and second grade students who were divided into three treatment groups determined by the degree of treatment received. Among the conclusions reached were that the instructional mode investigated could be a useful adjunct to schools' reading programs and to teachers' efforts to raise the reading achievement levels of students; it appeared that for the intervention program to be used most effectively it should be used in the classroom rather than being centrally located; this type of programed instruction with immediate feedback and reinforcement seemed to be equally effective on students who came from high, middle, and low socioeconomic levels; and there was an indication that students attending traditionally organized classrooms achieve at a higher level than those in ungraded situations. (Author/RB)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Predictor Variables, Primary Education, Program Effectiveness, Programed Instruction, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Northwestern University