ERIC Number: ED172141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul-31
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Concept-Learning Techniques in Vocabulary Development Instruction. Technical Note.
A research and development effort undertaken to test the hypothesis that concept-learning techniques should be used to teach sophisticated vocabulary concepts is described in this report. The first section provides background information. Specifically, it reviews the need for and the current state of vocabulary development instruction; delineates the constituents of the vocabulary development process, focusing on the interrelationship of vocabulary acquisition and concept acquisition; relates general guidelines for and precautions about concept-learning strategies provided by the literature; and discusses subject-area terminology as the vocabulary development content selected for experimental application of such strategies. The second section describes the procedures followed in developing prototype materials, delineates the guidelines synthesized for developing these materials, and provides selections from the materials produced. The third section discusses the field testing of the materials and relates observations made about the assessments and the lessons. The final section summarizes the research and development efforts, states conclusions about the study, and explores implications for the future development of other such concept-learning materials designed to facilitate vocabulary development. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.