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ERIC Number: ED010007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb-28
Pages: 162
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF EFFECTIVENESS OF DIFFERENT METHODS OF TEACHING INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, FINAL REPORT.
GARVEY, DALE M.; SEILER, WILLIAM H.
IT WAS HYPOTHESIZED THAT SIMULATION AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUE WOULD PRODUCE RESULTS SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER THAN THOSE OBTAINED IN CLASS GROUPINGS WHICH EMPLOYED ONLY LECTURE-DISCUSSION METHODS. FOUR HUNDRED AND FIVE 12TH-GRADE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT STUDENTS IN 2 HIGH SCHOOLS IN KANSAS WERE THE SUBJECTS. FIVE CLASSES, 225 STUDENTS, CONSTITUTED THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP WHICH EMPLOYED SIMULATION. THE OTHER 180 STUDENTS CONSTITUTED THE CONTROL GROUP AND HAD INSTRUCTION SIMILAR IN EVERY RESPECT TO THAT RECEIVED BY THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP EXCEPT THAT SIMULATION PERIODS WERE REPLACED BY LECTURES AND DISCUSSIONS. THE SAME TWO TEACHERS AT EACH HIGH SCHOOL TAUGHT THEIR RESPECTIVE EXPERIMENTAL CLASSES AND CONTROL CLASSES, AND BOTH HAD PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IN THE USE OF SIMULATION AND CUSTOMARILY TAUGHT THE SUBJECT. DATA WERE ACQUIRED FROM THREE PHASES OF TESTING--(1) AT INTRODUCTION OF INSTRUCTION IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, (2) AT CONCLUSION OF 6-WEEK UNIT OF INSTRUCTION, AND (3) APPROXIMATELY 2 MONTHS SUBSEQUENT TO TERMINATION OF INSTRUCTION. IQ, READING ABILITY, GRADE POINT AVERAGE, SEX, AND AGE DATA WERE COLLECTED. TESTING PHASES ADMINISTERED CONSISTED OF (1) CONTENT TEST DESIGNED TO TEST FOR FACTUAL AND CONCEPTUAL KNOWLEDGE, (2) THE WATSON-GLASER CRITICAL THINKING APPRAISAL, (3) THE CORNELL CRITICAL THINKING TEST, AND (4) AN ATTITUDE SURVEY OF STUDENTS. THE MAJOR FINDINGS OF RESEARCH WERE THAT THERE WERE SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BUT NO IDENTIFIABLE PATTERN IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THE CONTROL GROUP AND THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP ON THE CONTENT EXAMINATIONS AND THE CRITICAL THINKING TESTS. (GC)
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Authoring Institution: Kansas State Teachers Coll., Emporia.
Identifiers: Kansas (Emporia); Kansas (Topeka)