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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

1988

Brockport Thesis Collection

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Heterogeneous Versus Homogeneous Grouping For Instruction For Grades Five Through Eight, Timothy H. Tanea Aug 1988

Heterogeneous Versus Homogeneous Grouping For Instruction For Grades Five Through Eight, Timothy H. Tanea

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to compare two methods of grouping students in the classroom. A group of 30 students (15 girls, 15 boys) who were homogeneously grouped and then heterogeneously grouped were tested for significant differences in their SAT (Stanford Achievement Test) Reading, Language, and Math scores. There was a significant difference found between the homogeneous and heterogeneous groupings at the .05 level. The results indicate that grouping students homogeneously would be the better method of grouping. Other conclusions and recommendations are made based on the above findings.


The Relationship Between A Specific Stress Management Program And The Reading Attitudes Of First Grade Students, Mark Bower Jul 1988

The Relationship Between A Specific Stress Management Program And The Reading Attitudes Of First Grade Students, Mark Bower

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine whether the Kiddie QR stress management technique would affect the reading attitude of first grade students. It was also the intent of the investigation to examine whether the subjects of the treatment group, identified as least stressed and most stressed, would make gains in reading attitude.

Statistical analysis of pre and post reading attitude scores of the treatment and control groups revealed the following results: There was no significant difference in the reading attitudes of the treatment group as compared to the control group after the former received instruction in Kiddie QR ...


The Effects Of Sustained Silent Reading And Sustained Silent Writing On The Reading Attitudes Of Fourth Grade Students, Donald Mark Voorheis Jul 1988

The Effects Of Sustained Silent Reading And Sustained Silent Writing On The Reading Attitudes Of Fourth Grade Students, Donald Mark Voorheis

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of sustained silent reading and sustained silent writing on the reading attitudes of fourth grade students. The sample consisted of twenty-eight fourth grade students in a self-contained general classroom in a suburban community. Fourteen students made up the treatment group and fourteen students made up the control group. A modified form of the Estes Reading Attitude Scale was used as a pretreatment equivalency measure for both groups. The treatment group was involved with daily fifteen minute periods of sustained silent reading or sustained silent writing for a period of ...


The Effects Of Sustained Silent Reading On Fourth Grade Students' Reading Attitudes, Karen Carges May 1988

The Effects Of Sustained Silent Reading On Fourth Grade Students' Reading Attitudes, Karen Carges

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to initiate a Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) program into two fourth grade classrooms in order to determine whether the use of quiet reading time in the classroom changes attitudes about reading.


The Effect Of Cooperative Learning On Test Performance, James T. Hahn Apr 1988

The Effect Of Cooperative Learning On Test Performance, James T. Hahn

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if cooperative learning in the form of study games could have an effect on student test performance. The subjects were 96 eighth grade students at a suburban New York State school. The 96 students were divided into 4 classes of 24 each. The course that the students were enrolled in was physical science, which was a mandatory course at this particular school. The cooperative learning technique of utilizing games as a means of study was developed by Robert E. Slavin, at Johns Hopkins University. The particular series and steps of the games ...