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Principles of Method in Teaching Spelling, as Derived from Scientific Investigation


by Ernest Horn - 1919

There is perhaps no subject in the course of study to which general experimentation in psychology and special experimentation in the subject itself have contributed more than in the case of spelling. Moreover, there is probably no other subject for which the results of teaching can be checked with such peculiar ease and certainty. And yet, although spelling has occupied a considerable portion of the time allotment in the public schools, investigators have generally charged that the results have been poor. This inefficiency does not seem to be a recent matter, as some of the lay critics believe. As a matter of fact, the two studies which compare by actual tests the spelling of recent times with that of an earlier period, seem to show that pupils spell considerably better than they did in the days of our grandfathers.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 18, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 20 Number 7, 1919, p. 52-77
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20953, Date Accessed: 1/27/2020 8:25:48 AM

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