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ERIC Number: ED085183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 109
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A Comparison of Inquiry Activities in Elementary Science Classes by Means of Tape Recordings.
Horine, Norman Wayne
Reported is a study to determine differences between selected elementary Index, Revised Inquiry Index, percentage of class time spent in pupil experiment Index, Revised Inquiry Index, percentage of class time spend in pupil experiment and time spent in reading and/or extended viewing activities. Audio-tape recordings were made using materials from Science - A Process Approach in 10 rooms and from Concepts in Science in each of 12 rooms. The sample included grades two, three, and four. Differences were tested at the .05 level by a two-way analysis of variance. Significant interaction between effects associated with grade level and with curriculum program was evidenced by the mean Complete Inquiry Index but not with the verbal. The mean of the Revised Index showed significant differences between grade levels. Time spent in activities of pupil experiment was significantly greater in the process group than in the concept group. The former spent only 1.6 percent of class time in reading and/or extended viewing of activities. It was concluded that adoption of new curriculum programs accounts for real changes in the classroom. (Author/EB)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Missouri-Columbia