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ERIC Number: ED224003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
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The Relationship of Three Student Traits, Three Modes of Presentation, and an Inserted Mathemagenic Device to Learning from Prose.
Rodriguez, Joan
A three-part experiment was designed to determine the differential effects of using audio, print, or a combined form, together with an inserted organizational and attentional aid (mathemagenic device), or lack thereof, in a syllable lesson on the test scores of six types of community college students: those who were internally or externally motivated, those who scored high or low on a pretest, and those who scored high or low on a reading comprehension measure. In order to obtain the data to test these hypotheses, six treatments were administered to 144 reading students. Each treatment included a combination of one mode and use or nonuse of a mathemagenic device with a two-part lesson on the concept of the syllable. Results indicated (1) mathemagenic devices still tended to be more helpful than not, with the exception of the audio/print treatment, especially for externally motivated students; (2) the print mode was best for high-reading-comprehension groups with or without mathemagenic devices; (3) the audio mode worked best with the mathemagenic device for internally motivated students and high-pretest groups and was especially successful for the low-reading-ability group; and (4) the use of the audio/print mode had the tendency to give the poorest results of all treatment groups using mathemagenic devices. (Author/HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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