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ERIC Number: ED064108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 28
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Attitudes and Opinions of Principals and Teachers Involved in an Experimental Earth Science Program in New York State.
Krahm, Barbara
The purpose of this study, a doctoral thesis project, was to determine the attitudes of selected principals and teachers relative to their open and closed belief systems, science commitment levels, and opinions as to the extent of agreement or disagreement regarding the adoption and implementation of the "Regents Experimental Earth Science Curriculum" in New York State. The Attitudes, Perceptions and Process (APP) Theory was utilized as a conceptual research framework. The median, t test for uncorrelated means, non-pooled variance, double classification of analyses of variance, and the Pearson product-moment coefficient of correlation were used to analyze the data. Significant differences were found between principals and teachers on only one of the seven items studied--nature of the experimental program. Significant relationships (.05) were found for principals between belief system and three of the seven items studied. (Author/PR)
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Note: Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Meeting, New York City, April 1972