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ERIC Number: ED126493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 170
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Effects of a Cognitive Organizer with and without Accompanying Directions for Its Use as a Facilitator of Reading Comprehension.
Bowman, James Dale
The major purposes of this study were to determine the effect of a specific cognitive organizer, the Structured Overview (SO), on reading comprehension and to assess the effect of accompanying the overview with a set of directions for its use. One hundred twenty-four undergraduate members of a developmental reading course were randomly assigned to two experimental sections and two control sections. Performance on a multiple-choice reading comprehension instrument revealed that neither of the two experimental conditions, one utilizing the SO alone and the other supplementing the SO with directions, produced significantly higher levels of comprehension, either the factual type or the conceptual-generalization type, than did the control conditions. The data, therefore, failed to support either the hypothesis that the use of the SO has a general facilitative effect on the comprehension of instructional material or the hypothesis that a single set of directions for implementation will enhance this effect. (Author/KS)
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