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ERIC Number: ED064039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 134
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An Experimental Evaluation of the Effects of ESCP and General Science on the Development of Interdisciplinary Science Concepts by Ninth Grade Students.
Coleman, Esther Montague
This study was an experimental evaluation of achievement in understanding interdisciplinary science concepts by ninth grade students enrolled in two different integrated science courses. The experimental group used "Investigating the Earth", the textbook/laboratory program, developed by the Earth Science Curriculum Project (ESCP) staff. The control group used "The Physical World" by Brinckerhoff and others and the laboratory manual "Our Physical World", coordinated by Hubert J. Davis. The experiment was conducted over a period of eight months with 300 subjects selected at random, 150 from ESCP classes and 150 from general science classes. The test of Science Knowledge (TOSK) was administered as a pretest at the beginning of that period and as a posttest at the end. Conclusions indicated: the ESCP course was more effective in student development of interdisciplinary science concepts; sex was not a significant factor in student development of interdisciplinary science concepts; and when initial differences between the ability levels of the two groups were controlled, ability level was not a significant factor in student development of interdisciplinary science concepts. (Author/PR)
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Identifiers: Earth Science Curriculum Project
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Virginia