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ERIC Number: ED461582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 82
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Literature-Enhanced Social Studies: Impact on Mastery of Grade Level Competencies in the Santee School District.
Williams, James L.
A study examined whether a literature-enhanced social studies program improves mastery of grade level expectancies as evidenced by test scores. Thirty fifth-grade students from an elementary school in Santee, California were instructed in four 3-week blocks alternating a traditional instructional method with a literature-enhanced method. The chapter test was given at the end of each time block. Test scores were compared using t-tests. The observed t-value was 8 and the level of significance p<.01; therefore, the means were found to be significantly different and the null hypothesis was rejected. Analysis of student surveys and journal entries revealed slight improvement in attitude towards social studies. Approximately half the students felt that studying social studies and reading books on the subject was "too much social studies." (Contains 7 tables of data and 36 references. Sample chapter tests are appended, along with test score data.) (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A