ERIC Number: ED082967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Development of Views and Preferences - C.
Seymour, Lowell A.; Bingman, Richard M.
Reported is the development of a Views and Preferences (V & P) instrument for use in tenth grade biology courses to distinguish Inquiry Role Approach (IRA) from non-IRA instructional practices. The V & P instrument was highly related to the IRA materials developed in 1972. Student attitudes toward social interactions, cognitive operations, and teaching procedures in a class were considered in V & P measurements. For each behavior, two items were written, one for V and the other for P measurement. A total of 140 items was developed in forms A and B. The items and their categorizations were judged by 5 judges, and 700 IRA and 520 non-IRA students were used to complete an item discrimination test. The non-IRA group was students enrolled in BSCS biology using a standard text-laboratory approach. Fifty items were proved sensitive to IRA and non-IRA programs and used as items of form C. Most items indicated a difference at levels ranging from 0.001 to 0.2. The authors concluded that V & P instrument form C was applicable to the determination of the degree of implementation of an IRA practice. (CC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Inc., Kansas City, MO.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (46th, Detroit, Michigan, March 1973)