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ERIC Number: ED011233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Pages: 15
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Reference Count: 0
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SCIENCE ACHIVEMENT AS IT RELATES TO SCIENCE CURRICULA AND PROGRAMS AT THE SIXTH GRADE LEVEL IN MONTANA PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
SWAN, MALCOLM D.
THE RESEARCH WAS DESIGNED TO COLLECT INFORMATION ABOUT CURRICULAR CONTENT, TO MEASURE COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENTS, AND TO DETECT RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CERTAIN SCIENCE PROGRAM FACTORS AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT. THE SAMPLE CONSISTED OF 3,060 CHILDREN AND THEIR TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS. THROUGH A QUESTIONNAIRE, INFORMATION WAS COLLECTED FROM THE TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS ON (1) SCHOOL FACILITIES, (2) SCIENCE BACKGROUND OF THE STUDENTS, (3) TEACHER CHARACTERISTICS, AND (4) OTHER SELECTED FACTORS. EACH RESPONSE WAS ASSIGNED A SCORE. STUDENT COGNITIVE ACHIEVEMENT WAS MEASURED USING THE METROPOLITAN ADVANCED SCIENCE TEST. AFFECTIVE LEARNING WAS MEASURED BY AN AUTHOR-CONSTRUCTED INVENTORY OF SCIENCE ATTITUDES, INTERESTS, AND APPRECIATIONS. COGNITIVE ACHIEVEMENT AND AFFECTIVE ACHIEVEMENT WERE BOTH SIGNIFICANTLY RELATED TO SEVERAL PROGRAM FACTORS AT THE .05 LEVEL. AN EXTENSIVE DISCUSSION OF IMPLICATIONS OF THE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF PROGRAMS IS INCLUDED. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN THE "JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN SCIENCE TEACHING," VOLUME 4, ISSUE 2, 1966. (RS)
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Identifiers: MONTANA