Author Credentials

Sister Mary Noel Franchville, O.S.B.

Date of Award


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Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Special Education (Reading Specialist)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Julitta Fisch, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Teaching--Aids and devices; Teachers of children with disabilities; Technology and children


This research study attempts to determine whether or not pupils in grade one, using teacher-made tape recordings to re-enforce teacher-taught lessons will achieve higher in reading ability than first grade pupils in a class where the basic skills reading program alone is used. Specific objectives of the study were: 1. To compare the achievement of first grade pupils who were taught by teacher-made tape lessons used to re-enforce regular lessons, with the achievement of pupils in a class where regular developmental lessons and accompanying workbook assignments were used, as outlined in the Faith and Freedom Basic Readers. 2. To determine the effectiveness of tape teaching in enabling the slow learner to reach his standard grade level. 3. To determine whether the results obtained through the use of tapes for re-enforcing learning justify the time, effort, and expense involved in the program. 4. To discover other peripheral values which could be gained in the use of the tape recorder.


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