ERIC Number: ED326141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
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A Comparison of Core Curriculum Grades for Education and Non-Education Majors at the University of Alabama.
Johnson, Victoria A.; Chissom, Brad S.
Records for students receiving an undergraduate degree at the University of Alabama were examined, to compare education majors and other majors for grades in similar courses in seven specified curriculum areas: freshman composition, mathematics, humanities, social science, natural science, writing, and computer language or foreign language. The 482 education majors obtained an average grade of 2.66 for the 100 and 200 level core courses, which was the same average grade as that obtained by 4,116 other majors. Education majors had slightly higher grades than other majors in mathematics and social science and slightly lower grades in freshman composition, humanities, natural science, and computer language or foreign language. Education majors had slightly higher mean grades in all core curriculum courses compared to majors in commerce and business administration, communication, and human environmental sciences. Education majors had a slightly lower mean grade in all core curriculum courses compared to majors in arts and sciences, engineering, new college, nursing, and social work. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: University of Alabama
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 14-16, 1990).