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ERIC Number: ED040046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
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A Review of the Research Related to ESCP.
Champlin, Robert F.
Journal of Geological Education, v18 n1 p31-39 Jan 70
This paper reviews the research related to the Earth Science Curriculum Project since the course first appeared in American Secondary schools in 1964. The author has identified nine research studies and several surveys concerned with ESCP since that time. Of the nine research studies, six were primarily concerned with achievement outcomes. The findings of the six studies seem to indicate that ESCP is superior to non-ESCP earth science in affecting student achievement. However, a clear-cut case for this could not be established. Two of the studies (Sargent, 1966 and Schirner, 1968) indicated that the combination of the right curriculum with the appropriate teacher was an important factor in influencing student outcomes. The surveys, all conducted by the ESCP Staff, pertained to student attitudes, teacher preparation programs and teacher professional background. The one survey discussed in this review indicates that the astronomy unit was a favorite of a majority of students who studied ESCP. The last section of the review is devoted to raising questions for further educational research. This is done through the aid of an instructional sequence model. (LC)
National Association of Geology Teachers, 2201 M St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037
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