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.
College and Department
David O. McKay School of Education; Educational Inquiry, Measurement, and Evaluation
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Applegate, Lynn R., "The Development and Evaluation of a Children's Gospel Principles Course" (1979). Theses and Dissertations. 4486.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Education, Religious education of children