Abstract

This thesis is the description, defense and critique of a course developed to teach gospel principles to 7- through 9-year-old children. The development process through which the course went, its formative evaluations and summative evaluation are described. The summative evaluation employed the pretest-posttest control group design. Thirty children, ages 7 through 9, were in the evaluation. After the pretest, 15 of the children were taught the 19-lesson course by their parents during a 23-day period. A statistical comparison of the mean pretest-posttest gain scores for the experimental group could significantly more accurately identify examples and non examples of fatih, agency, and repentance (.1 level). A sub-group of the experimental group, who went through the course as per instructions, had a mean gain score that was significant at the .005 level when compared with the control group.

Degree

MS

College and Department

David O. McKay School of Education; Educational Inquiry, Measurement, and Evaluation

Rights

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Date Submitted

1979

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm33

Keywords

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Education, Religious education of children

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