ERIC Number: ED130650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Dec
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of Programed Instruction for Teaching Facts and Concepts. Final Report, April 1964-August 1965.
Jacobs, James N.; And Others
Five methods of teaching the Bill of Rights to high school students were compared: (1) linear programed instruction used in school, (2) linear programed material used as homework plus discussion in class, (3) a textbook format presentation of the linear program used in class, (4) the text version of the program used as homework plus discussion in class, and (5) a conventional lecture-discussion method. Sixty 11th-grade American History classes were divided among the five treatments. Equal numbers of high, medium, and low scholastic ability groups received each treatment during three consecutive 55-minute history classes. Information and concept tests were administered immediately after the instruction period and again six weeks later. The linear program provided the best results for all scholastic aptitudes when measured for the learning of both factual material and general concepts. Students who participated in discussions in class and did the programed material as homework did no better than those students who used the linear program only in class. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cincinnati Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Research and Development.; Aerospace Medical Research Labs, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
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