ERIC Number: ED031389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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An Investigation to Determine the Effects of Set Induction Upon the Achievement of Ninth Grade Pupils and Their Perception of Teacher Effectiveness in a Unit on Respiration in the BSCS Curricula.
Schuck, Robert Frederick
The effect of teachers trained in the use of set induction techniques upon pupil perception of effective teaching and pupil achievement was studied. Volunteers about to begin student teaching and a random sample of ninth grade students were selected for study. The teachers and students were randomly assigned to teach and study, respectively, a unit on respiration in one of the three Biological Sciences Curriculum Study Versions. Nine teachers of 90 students were given set induction training and nine other teachers of 90 students were not. Teachers trained in set induction techniques, as a group, were judged by their pupils as more effective. Furthermore, the achievement of these pupils was significantly higher than pupils of teachers not trained in set induction techniques. No significant differences were found in student achievement or in pupil perception of effective teaching as a result of any of the three BSCS versions. (BC)
Descriptors: Achievement, Biology, Doctoral Dissertations, Grade 9, Instruction, Secondary School Science, Student Attitudes, Student Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe.