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ERIC Number: ED193886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Pages: 17
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The Effect of Small Group Instruction on the Oral Language Development of Language-Delayed Preschool Children.
Lowenthal, Barbara
The effects of small group versus large group instruction in improving the oral language of 40 language delayed preschoolers were examined. Results of scores on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test and the Preschool Language Scale indicated that small group instruction appeared to improve the Ss' oral language performance, regardless of sex or age. It also appeared that Ss learned more when instructed in small groups of three or four pupils as compared to large groups of ten students. Findings suggested that teachers and administrators of preschool programs for language delayed children should consider the use of small groups as an effective means of class organization and as a method to enhance language development. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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