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Francis, Patricia Sue Bryant, A Comparison of the Effec-
tiveness of Three Oral Language Systems in Improving the
Receptive Language of Kindergarten Children. Doctor of Educa-
tion (Early Childhood Education), May, 1978, 99 pp., 9 tables,
bibliography, 139 titles.
This study investigates the differences in receptive
language of kindergarten children who are taught by differ-
ent language systems. This study compares the effectiveness
of the three most widely adopted oral language systems in the
state of Texas. The systems used were (A) Alpha Time, (B)
Beginning Readiness Kit; Beginning to Read, Write, and Listen
Kits I and II, and (c) McMillan Series R, Bank Street,
Threshold K. S.
Twenty-seven kindergarten classrooms in a metropolitan
independent school district in the North Texas area were
selected through a stratified sampling technique. Conse-
quently, nine classrooms were included in each of the three
experimental groups. The experimental variable was the oral
An adaptation of the factorial pretest-posttest control
group design was utilized in the study. The groups were
pretested the third week of September, 1976, and posttested
the second week of May, 1977. The instrument used for
measuring receptive language was the Language Test of Basic
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Francis, Patricia Sue Bryant. A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Three Oral Language Systems in Improving the Receptive Language of Kindergarten Children, thesis, May 1978; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500389/m1/3/: accessed January 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .