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ERIC Number: ED089930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 111
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A Product Evaluation of Science - A Process Approach.
Wideen, Marvin Frank
Besides evaluating the Science-A Process Approach (SAPA) program, this study was undertaken to permit some assessment of generally accepted notions of curriculum change. It was proposed that students pursuing the SAPA program, when compared with those in a traditional program, would show a better understanding of science processes, have an improved attitude toward science, prefer science related activities to those in other subjects and have a more positive attitude in general. It was also hypothesized that no differences would exist in terms of science knowledge. Four measures were used to test the hypothesis that teachers in the treatment groups would show better attitude toward science, more abstract belief systems and a better understanding of science processes. Twenty-six teachers and 555 students were the subjects in the study. Measures were administered as pre- and posttests. Treatment involved use of the science program and the accompanying inservice education provided for the teachers. Analysis of variance and covariance were used in factorial designs employing appropriate main effects to test the various hypotheses. Results supported the statement that SAPA had a consistent effect on student process skills related to the cognitive domain. The treatment improved teacher understanding of science processes. (Author/EB)
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