ERIC Number: ED319006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May-9
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Listening versus Reading Proficiencies among Fourth Grade Students.
Mickel, Vesta L.
A study was designed to test the following experimental alternative hypotheses: (1) that the correlation between listening and reading scores would be negative, or (2) that the correlation would be positive. The study also focused on determining which of the two principal teaching modalities, aural and visual, was the more effective in promoting the comprehension of expository textual material within representative groups of normal, middle-class fourth grade students. The subjects, 60 students from two elementary schools near Columbus, Ohio, were presented with two passages of expository text material, markedly different in difficulty. One passage was read to the students, and the students read the other passage to themselves. A quiz after each presentation assessed learning. Neither hypotheses was supported in any group. Results indicated that reading proficiency was significantly higher than listening proficiency regardless of the difficulty of the material. (Appendixes include the two passages and the comprehension quiz for each passage.) (MG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio (Columbus)