ERIC Number: ED224503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Three Types of Public Library Story Hour Programs in Improving the Receptive Language of Children Three, Four, and Five Years of Age.
Smardo, Frances A.
The use of videotape, 16mm film, or personally conducted programs in the Dallas Public Library story hours was studied to determine the effectiveness of the three methods in improving the listening skills of preschool children of varying socioeconomic levels. This report of the 1981/82 research project provides information on sample size throughout the study, and on post-testing procedures using the Test of Basic Experiences (TOBE) and a final protocol test. A statistical analysis of data and findings looks at the TOBE and protocol scores as they relate to six hypotheses. Seventeen tables are included. A brief list of references precedes a discussion of the study and a summation of conclusions, implications, and recommendations for further research. A study dissemination plan is given which involves presentations, a slide/tape package, a monograph, and articles for publication; an examination of reasons why established study goals were not met; a note of the project's duration; and an explanation of expenditures. Four appendices comprise a list of films and corresponding books used at story hours during the project, a list of questions for the post-test protocol, and two sample cover letters sent with the study monograph to academic institutions and public or state libraries. (ESR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Texas State Univ., Denton.