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ERIC Number: ED002889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 203
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AN ANALYSIS OF THE FACTORS RELATED TO THE MOTIVATION AND ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENTS IN SCIENCE COURSES IN THE JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, FINAL REPORT.
MALLINSON, GEORGE G.
A 6-YEAR INVESTIGATION WAS MADE TO IDENTIFY THE FACTORS THAT (1) RELATE TO THE ACHIEVEMENT IN SCIENCE OF STUDENTS IN JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL AND (2) MOTIVATE STUDENTS TO ELECT COURSES IN SCIENCE AT THESE LEVELS. TO OBTAIN THE REQUIRED DATA, THE INVESTIGATOR SELECTED APPROXIMATELY 2,500 STUDENTS WHO ENTERED THE SEVENTH GRADE IN THE FALL 1957 IN 12 SCHOOL SYSTEMS AS SUBJECTS FROM THAT TIME THROUGH THEIR SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL. NUMEROUS MEASUREMENTS WERE MADE DURING THE PROJECT INCLUDING--(1) THE MENTAL ABILITY, READING ABILITY, EDUCATIONAL PLANS, INTERESTS, AND SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE STUDENT SUBJECTS, (2) THE ACADEMIC BACKGROUND AND PERSONALITY FACTORS OF THEIR TEACHERS, AND (3) CERTAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF THEIR FAMILIES, SCHOOL SYSTEMS, AND COMMUNITIES. THE CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS DRAWN FROM THESE MEASUREMENTS WERE GROUPED UNDER SUCH HEADINGS AS--(1) SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT AND THE SCHOOL, (2) STUDENT FACTORS, (3) HOME, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY FACTORS, AND (4) TEACHER FACTORS. THE MOST INFLUENTIAL FACTOR IN SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT SEEMED TO BE THAT OF ASPIRATIONS AND INTEREST OF PARENTS FOR THE EDUCATION OF THEIR CHILDREN. NO SINGLE TECHNIQUE WAS SUGGESTED FOR THE PROBLEMS OF IMPROVED SCIENCE TEACHING OR SCIENCE COUNSELING, ALTHOUGH MANY POSSIBILITIES WERE PRESENTED. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo. School of Graduate Studies.
Identifiers: MICHIGAN; Michigan (Kalamazoo)