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Is Recitation Reinforcing?

by Mary Alice White - 1974

The author describes four routes by which a teacher can find out if her pupils are learning: 1. By asking them questions in class; 2. By checking their homework; 3. By scoring their tests which she devises; 4. By computing their scores on standardized tests.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 76 Number 1, 1974, p. 135-142
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1367, Date Accessed: 9/16/2021 6:32:55 PM

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  • Mary White
    Teachers College, Columbia University
    Mary Alice White is professor of psychology at Teachers College. This is the fifth in a series of papers to appear in TCR whose purpose is to explicate and interpret for educators the significance of psychological research in their work. The papers have been organized by Dr. White and her colleagues at The Center for the Behavioral Analysis of School Learning, Teachers College.
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