ERIC Number: ED049095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The Effectiveness of Teacher Training as Measured by Pupil Performance.
Rice, Marion J.
This paper reports research conducted with materials from the Anthropology Curriculum Project, which follows a substantive model, to answer the question: was pupil achievement in anthropology primarily a functon of the trained teacher, or a function of the materials used by any teacher in anthropology. A quasi-experimental design involving intact classes, grades 1-5, was used. Half the classes were taught by teachers who received a special six-week anthropological and methodological training institute. Teachers were volunteers, pretests and posttests were used and replicated. No significant gains were identified by t-tests of mean differences or F-ratios from analysis of variance. The author develops a theoretical consideration of four teaching factors to explain why special training in project materials does not enhance pupil performance. (VLW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens.
Identifiers: Anthropology Curriculum Project
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention, National Council for the Social Studies, New York, New York, November, 1970