Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree Completion

1968

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

Department

Education

Committee Chair

John A. Schwenker

Second Committee Member

John E. Davis

Third Committee Member

Darwin J. Goodey

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to (1) determine the effectiveness of utilizing positive reinforcement techniques to improve listening awareness during the process of receiving verbal instructions; (2) evaluate the use of reinforcement schedules with and without positive reinforcement; (3) determine to what extent a formal program utilizing reinforcement procedure compares with the absence of such procedure in a classroom.

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