ERIC Number: ED217380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of the Use of Trade Books in the Content Area Science.
Lyttle, Catherine Cummings
A study examined the effects of using a form of children's literature known as tradebooks on students' science achievement and attitudes. Subjects were 47 fourth grade children. For 6 weeks the experimental and control groups progressed through the objectives of a science unit on animal and plant populations. The control group used the textbook and the experimental group used tradebooks selected to meet the objectives of the unit. Upon completion of the science unit, each group was tested with the alternate forms of the textbook achievement test and an attitude measure. In addition, a true-false achievement test was designed to balance any bias towards the control group that used the textbook. Findings indicate that there was no difference in achievement or attitude between members of the control group and the experimental group. (Appendixes include the textbook achievement tests and the true-false achievement test.) (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Trade Books
Note: M.Ed.Thesis, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey.