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ERIC Number: ED132533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 15
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Effect of Behavioral Objective Information Upon Remedial Reader Performance.
Eberwein, Lowell
Three studies assessed the effects of behavioral objectives on the performance of remedial readers. Subjects were three groups of 16 pupils who were participating in a reading-center tutorial program. During the two-month instructional period, half of the students were given behavioral objectives and half were not. For the post-instruction assessment, two tasks were developed for each pupil. On one task, the pupil was informed of the specific behavioral objective; on the other, similar task, no information about objectives was given. Results indicated that pupils who had been informed of behavioral objectives during the two-month period prior to assessment performed at a high level on both tasks, whereas those who had not been previously informed of behavioral objectives did less well on the tasks for which no objective was given. This was interpreted as supporting the assumption that information about behavioral objectives increases pupils' performance. (AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Regional International Reading Association (Louisville, Kentucky, 1974)