ERIC Number: ED188154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison between the Library Skill Knowledge of Two Eighth Grade Student Groups with the Added Variable of Practical Library Experience.
Bernstein, Helene C.
Two eighth grade classes, each with 22 students, participated in a study to determine if the library skills knowledge of students who had practical library experience along with classroom instruction would be significantly greater than that of students who had the classroom instruction with no library experience. One class was used as an experimental group and the other as a control. Both groups were pretested on their knowledge of library skills and both received instruction through the librarian and classroom teacher using audiovisual aids and worksheets for a period of 16 weeks. The students in the experimental group were provided with the added experience of one 40-minute period per week in the library, where they applied the skills learned during instruction. At the end of the study, all students were posttested and these scores were compared to pretest scores. The results suggest that the library skills knowledge of the students who had practical experience along with classroom instruction was not significantly greater than that of students who had classroom instruction with no library experience. (Appendixes contain copies of the pretest and posttest and of the library skills worksheets used in the study.) (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M. A. Thesis, Kean College