ERIC Number: ED024564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Automated Science Curriculum: An Experimental Science Program.
Hutchinson, John Stuart
Analyzed was the effect of an automated science curriculum on the science learnings of eighth grade students. This curriculum used Keysort Cards as a flexible handbook for teachers and included directions for using a teaching method which required the direct involvement of students in the scientific behaviors of inquiry. "The Portland Science Test" was used to evaluate science process and product learnings of the students. The control group consisted of 261 students who had studied with eleven teachers before the experimental curriculum was available. The experimental group (N = 254) were also taught by the same 11 teachers. Since it was assumed students in both groups were similar samples from the same population, groups were post-tested only. No statistically significant difference was found between groups with regard to science process learnings, science product learnings, or "total science learnings." Results indicated that the experimental curricula can be initiated "without impairing the educational growth of students." (BC)
Descriptors: Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Doctoral Dissertations, Grade 8, Science Activities, Secondary School Science
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Authoring Institution: Oregon State Univ., Corvallis.
Identifiers: Oregon; Portland; Portland Science Test; Science Teachers Adaptable Curriculum