LEARNING BY LISTENING IN RELATION TO APTITUDE, READING, AND RATE-CONTROLLED SPEECH
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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A series of studies was performed to explore the possiblility of substituting listening for reading requirements, with special reference to marginally literate category 4 personnel. Time-compressed speech was evaluated as a means of producing listening rates comparable to silent reading rates. The results indicated that for both average and low aptitude men, listening was as effective as reading for obtaining factual information from test passages varying in difficulty level. Additional evaluations of time-compressed speech were made, and education and training implications of the research are discussed.
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