ERIC Number: ED024593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Effects of a Unified Science Curriculum on High School Graduates.
Richardson, John S.; Showalter, Victor
Evaluated were longitudinal effects of a four-year unified science curriculum on high school graduates. Specific effects were grouped in areas of (1) interest in science, (2) scientific literacy, and (3) preparation for college science. The 358 subjects had graduated from high school four to seven years prior to the study. Efforts were made to control variables such as intelligence, school achievement, school setting, sex, and age. Data were obtained from high school and college transcripts and from a questionnaire. Findings indicated a general and consistent favorability for graduates from the unified science curriculum although the level of significance exceeded the arbitrary minimum in only a few isolated cases. A bibliography related to unified science is included. (BC)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Research Foundation.
Identifiers: Abridged Scientific Literacy Instrument; Department of Health Education and Welfare; Office of Education; Ohio State University