Systematic study in the elementary schools

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9780404550189: Systematic study in the elementary schools

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V Are Pupils Being Taught To Study Systematically In The Elementary Schools The waste of effort shown by the tests. In the preceding chapter it was shown that a sufficiently large number of pupils in the grades tested employed the steps of logical study to warrant the conclusion that it is within the power of pupils of at least the sixth and seventh grades to make use of them. Aside, however, from the indefiniteness of the language employed, which often quite concealed the pupils' meaning, Tables I, II, and III reveal the fact that there is great waste in studying. In test A of the first series, 14% described their procedure in studying in indefinite terms, saying they would " think," "study," " try to understand." About 38% of the pupils thought the thing to do was to write a more or less literal version of the text, and about 29% memorized the text to some extent. Nearly one-fifth of the whole number showed that they did not know what to do either by doing nothing at all or doing something not required. These figures show that a good deal of effort was undirected, and that much was misdirected. The pupils wavered between indefiniteness, and mechanical study. They did not clearly know the right things to do, and there was a great scattering of effort in various fruitless kinds of work. Table II shows a very high per cent. of those whose ideas were so indefinitely expressed that the meaning could not be determined. It shows, also, great expenditure of effort in unnecessary ways. While about one-third of the pupils showed by their answers that they could take adequate measures to solve the problem given, thus indicating that it is possible for pupils of the age of these to do such work, the question is: What about the two-thirds whose work was not ...

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Earhart, Lida Belle
Published by AMS Press (1972)
ISBN 10: 0404550185 ISBN 13: 9780404550189
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