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ERIC Number: ED123656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 405
Abstractor: N/A
The Effect of Teacher In-Service Training and Knowledge of Research on Spelling Instruction and Achievement of Elementary School Children.
Baldwin, Ronald Fred
This study examines the effect of teacher inservice training and knowledge of research upon teacher perceptions of spelling procedures and practices, and upon the spelling achievement of students. Involved in the study were 70 fourth, fifth, and sixth grade teachers in twelve elementary schools in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and their 1493 students. Among the conclusions were the following: it is more effective to present information to teachers in written form accompanied by appropriate inservice training sessions than to present information in written form alone; it is possible to effect changes in teacher perceptions of classroom procedures as a result of informing teachers about research-supported and research-nonsupported practices and procedures; significant differences in student spelling achievement between treatment groups were not detected during the four months this study was conducted; and significant differences in achievement between boys and girls were noted on all student measures, in favor of the girls. (Author/RB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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