ERIC Number: ED041775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Conceptual and Factual Educational Set of Teacher and Learner on Performance in the BSCS Curriculum.
Troyer, Donald Lee
Investigated were the influence of teachers' and students' educational set and teachers' flexibility on student achievement in biology. The population consisted of thirty teachers and 1773 students studying the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) "Yellow Version." The Educational Set Scale was used to categorize teachers and students as possessing a factual or conceptual educational set, the Philosophic-Mindedness Scale was used to categorize teachers as high or low in flexibility, and the BSCS Yellow Version first quarterly test was used as a measure of student achievement. Items of the quarterly test were classified into factual and conceptual items. Correlational analyses and analysis of variance indicated that conceptual students achieved significantly higher than factual students on both factual and conceptual questions, that student achievement was significantly higher under a conceptual teacher, and lower under a more flexible teacher, and there there was a significant positive correlation between teachers' scores on the Educational Set Scale and the Philosophic-Mindedness Scale. (EB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Cognitive Processes, Mental Rigidity, Secondary School Science, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Identifiers: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study; Philosophic Mindedness Scale (Felker and Smyth)