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ERIC Number: ED099197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 167
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A Comparative Study of Science Academic Achievement of Senior High School Participants and Non-Participants in an Outdoor Educational Center - St. Martin Parish.
DeBlanc, Jefferson Joseph
This study has as its focus the science academic mean performance differences between senior high school pupils who have taken part in an outdoor educational center and those senior high school pupils who have not. An attempt was made to associate these differences with pupil participation in an outdoor educational center's offerings. A group of 285 senior high school science pupils was considered as the experimental group. Another group of 194 senior high school science pupils from a different school was used as the control group. The two groups were pretested and posttested with the sameinstrument. The treatment was 12 short science courses offered an outdoor educational center. The results indicated that students having outdoor education achieved a significant gain over science pupils not exposed to these programs. Whites appear to gain more in terms of science achievement than non-whites when involved in outdoor education. Finally, based on the findings, more consideration should be given to the inquiry role approach as a methodology for science instructional concepts. Such an approach presented in an outdoor educational invironment seems to produce more student involvement and contribute to academic gains among below average science pupils. (BR)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, McNeese State University