ERIC Number: ED437704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Improving Listening Skills in the Classroom.
Clark, Kimberly A.; Scruggs, Tisha L.; Szydlowski, Sara L.
This report focuses on the implementation of strategies to improve student listening skills. The targeted population consisted of primary elementary students located in the suburbs of a large Midwestern city. The lack of students' listening abilities was documented through the use of journals, surveys, checklists, and anecdotal records. Analysis of probable cause data revealed that students lacked skills related to listening. Reviews of curricular content and instruction strategies showed listening skills were not taught or modeled in the classroom. A review of solution strategies suggested by experts in the field of listening and an analysis of the problem setting resulted in the selection of three subskills: imagery, predicting, and paraphrasing. Teacher modeling and giving the students a purpose for listening were also utilized. Post intervention data indicated an increase in student listening skills when directly related to the research activities. The teacher researchers' anecdotal records did not imply a transfer of the learned skills into everyday situations. Appendixes contain interview questions, survey instruments, checklists, and rubrics. (Contains 34 references, 17 figures, and 7 tables.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Action, Research Project, Saint Xavier University, and IRI/Skylight.