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ERIC Number: ED085170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 96
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An Evaluation of Two National Science Foundation Academic Year Institutes for Earth Science Teachers.
Sutherland, Berry
Reported is a study of the effectiveness of specially designed Earth Science teacher improvement programs, with emphasis on content competency. Thirty-three National Science Foundation (NSF) Academic Year Institute (AYI) participants from two 1969-70 institutes for Earth Science teachers were administered pretests of the Earth Science Achievement Test (ESAT), Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal (WGCTA) Form YM, and the Wisconsin Inventory of Science Processes (WISP). Posttests of the same instruments were administered in May, 1970. A three-factor analysis of variance was used to analyze the data. The Scheffe method of determining significant differences between means was used for all significant F-ratio source of variation categories. All tests were made at the .05 level. Interpretation of the results indicated that the two NSF institutes were effective means of improving teacher content competency in the area of Earth Science. This was concluded with respect to the investigator's definition of effectiveness as being significant positive gains between pre- and posttest AYI participant group means on selected instruments used to measure content competencies. (Author/EB)
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