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ERIC Number: ED165109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Construction of Ideational Scaffolds during Reading.
Vaughan, Joseph L., Jr.; And Others
Thirty-six students participated in a study of a program designed to help first-year medical students construct an ideational scaffolding as they attempted to understand their texts. They were divided into two groups: an experimental group that was given an instructional program on how to develop a hierarchical structure while reading, and a control group that received no instruction. At the end of the instructional period, the control group and the experimental group were given a reading assignment and a comprehension test. It was found that the total test score for the experimental group was higher than the score for the control group, that there was no significant difference between the two groups on scores on higher-level and middle-level concept categories, and that the experimental group did significantly better on the lower-concept category. A surprising result was that although most of the students in the experimental group were observed to construct on paper a structured overview as they read, there were no differences in the words-per-minute for the reading task between the two groups. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (28th, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, November 30-December 2, 1978)