ERIC Number: ED121631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Verbal Environment Correlates with Student Growth in Logical Reasoning Ability. Final Report Summary.
Gregory, John W.; Casteel, J. Doyle
The purpose of this study was to extend the research of the first-named author into the effect of teachers' use of conditional language on students' growth in logical thinking. Verbal behaviors of nine mathematics teachers and four social studies teachers were coded and correlated with the gain scores of their eighth-grade students on the Cornell Conditional Reasoning Test. A Positive correlation (.39) was found between mathematics teachers' use of conditional language and students' score changes; no such correlation was observed for social studies teachers. Correlations between the frequency of conditional moves by the teacher and other classroom verbal factors were computed as were correlations between average class gain and classroom verbal factors. Hypotheses concerning the results obtained are discussed. (SD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. for Development of Human Resources.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)