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ERIC Number: ED183394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Comparative Study of the Effectiveness of Formal and Informal Teaching in Science, Math, and Social Studies.
Kruse, M. Ramona
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of an instructional program in reading and language development in the content areas of science, social studies, and mathematics in grade two. An experimental group received formally prepared lessons in reading for twenty minutes per day for five weeks each, in science, social studies, and mathematics, while the control group did not receive formally prepared lessons. The researcher concluded that formal and informal teaching were equally successful; on only three of the sixteen areas tested was there a significant difference; and emphasis on well-planned and prepared instruction, formal or informal, seems to be the key to greater learning productivity. (MK)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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