ERIC Number: ED023614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Small Project Research Proposal in Secondary School Science Education. Final Report.
A special chemistry course was designed and written for the nonscience major or non collegebound secondary school student. Both the textbook and the laboratory manual were field tested in two small rural schools of southwestern New Mexico; students from four similar schools served as controls. Student populations involved were of mixed ethnic groups. Pretest results showed that the experimental group students started at significantly lower ability levels in reading, verbal reasoning, abstract reasoning, numerical ability, and chemical knowledge. Despite this starting position, the experimental group made substantial gains on the standardized chemistry test, and almost doubled the gains made by the control group on a special chemistry test. A possible predictive factor for success in chemistry may be indicated based on correlations obtained. (BC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Western New Mexico Univ., Silver City.
Identifiers: New Mexico