An appraisal technique utilizing the cloze procedure for selecting general business instructional materials

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Davesene Wiggins Spellman (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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James W. Crews

Abstract: This study was conducted in an effort to improve instruction in the general business class. The problem of the study was two-fold: (1) to compile a bibliography of source materials which can be used in the general business class, classified according to topics covered and showing readability levels; and (2) to determine the appropriate rate of deletion to be used with the cloze procedure when evaluating the readability of general business reading materials. A search was made of the business education professional journals, the methods books on the teaching of general business, and the teacher's manuals that accompany the general business textbooks to identify sources of available reading materials to be used in the teaching of general business. As many of these brochures, leaflets, etc., as possible were gathered. The materials were analyzed for content and classified according to the topics covered. The Dale-Chall formula was employed to determine the readability levels of the materials.

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Language: English
Date: 1980
Business education $z North Carolina $x Curricula
Business education
Education, Secondary $z North Carolina $x Curricula

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