ERIC Number: ED049948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
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Statistical Report and Observations on Attitudes Toward S-APA Installation from Fourth and Fifth Grade Teachers in ERIE's Pilot Schools Prior to an Initial Workshop Session.
Studied were attitudes of 54 fourth and fifth-grade teachers from 21 New York and Pennsylvania pilot schools prior to an initial summer workshop on Science-A Process Approach (AAAS) prior to installation of the AAAS during the 1969-70 school year. A questionnaire was mailed to each teacher. Data and conclusions were reported with regard to installation variables; AAAS curriculum characteristics; consultant functions and utilization; and student achievement. Results indicate older, experienced teachers and those with graduate work were most familiar with Science-A Process Approach and were most favorably impressed by the program. Mean values indicated New York teachers spent more time teaching science and subgrouped pupils for individualized instruction than did Pennsylvania teachers. Teachers with one to three years experience utilized manipulative equipment more regularly than other groups. Approximately 80 percent of the teachers from both states felt that skipping exercises was a disadvantage to students. Teachers from ages 31 to 40 tended to be the most concerned about student achievement. (JM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Regional Inst. for Education, Syracuse, NY.