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ERIC Number: EJ844400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1555-7855
Teachers' Use of a Verbally Governed Algorithm and Student Learning
Keohane, Dolleen-Day; Greer, R. Douglas
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, v1 n3 p252-271 Fall 2005
The effects of instructing teachers in the use of a verbally governed algorithm to solve students' learning problems were measured. The teachers were taught to analyze students' responses to instruction using a strategic protocol, which included a series of verbally governed questions. The study was designed to determine whether the instructional method would affect the number of verbally governed decisions which the teachers made as well as the number of academic objectives achieved by the teachers' students. A multiple baseline design across three teachers and six students was used to measure the effectiveness of the instructional procedures. The results indicated that the teachers' students achieved significantly more learning objectives when they used a verbally governed algorithm to solve instructional problems. (Contains 4 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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