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ERIC Number: ED120724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 39
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An Experimental Evaluation of a Program for the Improvement of Listening Comprehension of College Students.
Schubach, Deane Ford
The purposes of this study were to investigate whether a listening improvement program developed for business and industry would be successful in improving the listening skills of college students and whether a listening improvement program designed primarily for speakers of standard English would be successful with speakers of nonstandard English. Subjects were 144 students enrolled in the Effective Communication course at the College of the Virgin Islands in the fall of 1974. Data was collected from the Xerox Corporation's "Effective Listening Program" pretest and posttest. Variables related to listening were age, sex, and reading comprehension. Results indicated that there was a significant increase in listening comprehension, that the program was effective for students who were primarily speakers of nonstandard English, and that students from an American-based educational system did better than those from British-based educational system. (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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