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ERIC Number: ED120719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 351
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A Comparison of the Use of the Active Games Learning Medium with Passive Games and Traditional Activities as a Means of Reinforcing Recognition of Selected Sight Vocabulary Words with Mid-Year First-Grade Children with Limited Sight Vocabularies.
Dickerson, Dolores Pawley
The subjects for this study were 128 girls and 156 boys in public schools. Teachers were randomly assigned to one of three treatments designated active games, passive games, and traditional activities. Subjects were selected as having limited sight vocabularies based on the results of the Sight Vocabulary Recognition Test pretest. Data were analyzed on three test administrations--pretest, posttest and interval test. The learning task was 48 sight vocabulary words taken from the Harris Jacobson Core Vocabulary List for first-grade, preprimer, and primer levels. Two new words were introduced each day with all three groups using identical procedures, immediately followed by the assigned reinforcement treatment. On Fridays all words were reviewed by all groups using the same technique. Some of the findings were that subjects in the active games group scored higher than those in the other two groups; and subjects in the passive games group scored higher than subjects in the traditional activities group. It was concluded that game activities give children the opportunity to interact with each other in positive ways in competitive and cooperative situations. (TS)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Maryland