ERIC Number: ED336275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
African-American Science Student Learning Style, Halifax County, North Carolina.
Melear, Claudia T.; Pitchford, Flora
A study documented differences in learning style between several populations and a high school population of African-American students enrolled in science classes in a Northeastern North Carolina county. The Black students were compared to high school samples (male and female), college science majors, and nonscience college majors. Students from five science classes (n=134) were administered the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) during a 55-minute class period. Students were in either a College Prep Biology or Physical Science, Applied/Technical Biology or Physical Science or an Advanced Biology class. The comparisons were then made on the African-American sample population. There were more sensing and thinking types observed among the African-Americans. Also, these types were observed more frequently: sensing-thinking, sensing-perceiving, thinking-perceiving, and extraverted-sensing. A summary, introduction, content description, and conclusions are included. (KR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: African Americans; Myers Briggs Type Indicator
Note: In: Proceedings of the International Conference of the Association for Psychological Type (9th, Richmond, VA, July 11-14, 1991).