ERIC Number: ED417383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
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Phonics or Whole Language, Which Is the Better Way To Teach Our Children?
Keating, Patricia R.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of whole language versus phonics on reading achievement. Four second-grade students participated--two were chosen for a control sample in which they were taught using the modified whole language approach; and two were chosen for the experimental sample and were taught using the modified whole language approach plus additional phonics skills. The students were given a pretest and a posttest, which tested vocabulary, comprehension, word analysis, and word identification. Results indicated no significant difference in vocabulary, comprehension, and word identification, but a significant difference for word analysis. Findings suggest how these results may be influenced by different teaching strategies. (Contains 27 references and 6 tables of data; an appendix contains additional data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Achievement Tests