Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of seminary home study materials within the early morning seminary classroom as a supplementary aid to the teacher, measuring changes in student's attitude, church activity, and knowledge of the New Testament.

The sample consisted of 130 students in experimental and control groups in six early morning seminary classes in the San Diego, California area during the 1968-69 school year. Six teachers participated in the study and an instrument was used as a pre and a post test to evaluate progress. The data was tabulated by an IBM computer.

It was found that (1) the use of seminary home study materials as a supplementary aid to the early morning teachers had a positive effect on attitude, church activity, and gaining knowledge of the New Testament; (2) although there was some loss of factual knowledge from the pre test to the post test, the loss was not as great among students using the home study materials; (3) the use of the home study materials seemed to be flexible and useful to the teachers who worked with them; and (4) student drop-out was less in the classes where home study materials were used than in the control group classes.

Degree

MRE

College and Department

Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine

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Date Submitted

1970

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm394

Keywords

Study skills, Mormon Church, Seminaries

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