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ERIC Number: ED049095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 13
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The Effectiveness of Teacher Training as Measured by Pupil Performance.
Rice, Marion J.
This paper reports research conducted with materials from the Anthropology Curriculum Project, which follows a substantive model, to answer the question: was pupil achievement in anthropology primarily a functon of the trained teacher, or a function of the materials used by any teacher in anthropology. A quasi-experimental design involving intact classes, grades 1-5, was used. Half the classes were taught by teachers who received a special six-week anthropological and methodological training institute. Teachers were volunteers, pretests and posttests were used and replicated. No significant gains were identified by t-tests of mean differences or F-ratios from analysis of variance. The author develops a theoretical consideration of four teaching factors to explain why special training in project materials does not enhance pupil performance. (VLW)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens.