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ERIC Number: ED138950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 17
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Reference Count: 0
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Processes Affecting Children's Learning from Sentences.
Ghatala, Elizabeth S.; And Others
An analysis was performed of multiple-choice tests in terms of the frequency theory of recognition memory. High and low ability children listened to sentences under different instructional sets (imagery rating and sentence repetition) and were later tested with multiple-choice alternatives: (1) either identical or similar in meaning to the originally presented correct items, and (2) either including or not previously presented irrelevant information. The sources of interference anticipated from the theory were evident in both experiments. Moreover, instructional sets moderated frequency effects in the anticipated manner for lower ability children. Theoretical and educational implications are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 1977)