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ERIC Number: ED092322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 83
Abstractor: N/A
Generalizing of Process Skills Developed in Elementary Science, by Fourth Graders, to Objectives of Florida History with Implications for Curriculum Development.
Deane, Edward Milton
Reported is a study of the generalizing of process skills developed in elementary science to objectives of Florida history. The study involved the comparison of two groups: one which had highly systematic instruction in the development of process skills in science having had the program Science - A Process Approach and one which had no direct instruction involving process skills. A pretest designed to assess competency was administered to all students before science instruction. Later, the same test was administered to all to determine if the experimental group developed process skills to a significantly higher level of behavioral competency than the control group. In addition, a social studies test designed to utilize process skills and to check for generalization of process skills from one content setting (science) to another (social studies) was given to all students. The following conclusions were made: (1) substantial gains in competency were noted in the experimental group (mean score gain of 20.9 as compared to 1.4); and (2) process skills are generalizable to other content settings. Members of the experimental group had a mean score of 11.4 on the social studies test (compared to 3.2 for control group members). A subsidiary question, related to the ability of children deficient in reading skills being capable of successful learning using Science - A Process Approach, was answered in the affirmative. (Author/EB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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