ERIC Number: ED216883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Review and Analysis of Reports of Science Inservice Projects: Recommendations for the Future.
Enz, Judith; And Others
One hundred eighty studies of science inservice projects reported in the literature from 1973-1980 were reviewed. Sixteen of these studies contained sufficient data for meta-analysis (technique by which treatment effects can be quantified, standardized, and compared using a "size effect" statistic). The magnitude of the effect of the science inservice on teachers and/or their students was considered for this particular analysis. A total of 59 effect sizes was obtained from the 16 studies and grouped into subsets of teacher knowledge, teacher attitude, students knowledge, student attitude, implementation-use of National Science Foundation (NSF) curricula, and preferred type of inservice programs for further analyses. The overall average effect size for science inservice projects, regardless of emphasis, was + .84. The results suggest that science inservice projects have had considerable effect on teachers and/or their students. (Author/DC)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Knowledge Level, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Education, Science Programs, Secondary School Science, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Meta Analysis
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the National Science Teachers Association (Chicago, IL, April 1982).