ERIC Number: ED257053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: 0
Seventh Grade Vocabulary Computer Instruction vs. Classroom Instruction.
Alfano, Jo Ann L.
A study examined students' achievement in vocabulary development under two modes, teacher directed instruction and computer-assisted instruction. The subjects--38 seventh graders who had a one to three year vocabulary deficit, according to the "Iowa Test of Basic Skills" pretest in vocabulary--were divided into two groups, Sample A (control) and Sample B (experimental). Sample A was given vocabulary instruction using the computer program, while Sample B was given the same lessons using the print-out from the computer. The computer corrected the control group and the students corrected the errors with the class in the experimental group. Results of the study showed no significant difference between the two methods of instruction. However, there was a slight difference in favor of the experimental, teacher-directed group, showing that computer-assisted instruction is an educational tool but not a replacement for teachers. (An appendix contains lists of the 38 students, their pretest scores, and copies of the vocabulary tests that they were given.) (DF)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.A. Thesis, Kean College of New Jersey.