ERIC Number: ED041728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Teaching Techniques in Secondary School Chemistry.
Kurek, Dolores B.; Buell, Robert R.
This report concerns a seven-year longitudinal study of one teacher using a variety of teaching techniques to determine (1) the constancy of a teacher's final grade with regard to a number of independent variables, assessed over such a period, and (2) the effect upon achievement in secondary school chemistry of these independent variables. Subjects were 382 girls who took chemistry at a private academy from 1961-62 through 1967-68. Two control groups were compared with 15 experimental groups for the study of two areas: pedagogical and sociological strategies for teaching high school chemistry. The results of the study indicated that (1) the I.Q. score appeared to be the best estimate of chemistry achievement, (2) the second most effective factor was laboratory procedure, (3) the third most important factor was sociometric seating. Insignificant factors were class size, class duration, negative teaching behaviors, and text used. Four data analysis tables are included in this report. (LC)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Toledo Univ., OH.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (43rd, Minneapolis, Minne., March 5-8, 1970)