ERIC Number: ED048067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Teacher Participation in In-Service Institutes in Sociology on Student Achievement with SRSS Materials.
Eckenrod, James S.
The purpose of this study was to examine the hypothesis that the students of teachers who participated in in-service institutes in sociology would show greater gains in learning on examinations that the students of teachers who did not participate in sociology institutes. The examinations used were for short units developed by the curriculum project Sociological Resources for the Social Studies. Twelve short units, or episodes, were taught to nine thousand high school students in three hundred classrooms in central city, rural, and suburban areas. Student achievement was measured through the use of episode examinations administered to paired classes as pre-and posttests. The results did not support the hypothesis. Although there were gains in learning for all classes, the variation between the stimulus and control groups was not statistically significant. Limitations of the study include the small number of cases in several of the categories of comparison, the cognitive character of the achievement, testing instruments, and the use of a volunteer teacher sample. Twelve appendices of the tabulated data are included. (VLW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Sociological Resources for the Social Studies
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention, American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971