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ERIC Number: ED100611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 312
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An Exploratory Study of the Correlates of Student Decision Making in the Secondary School Biology Laboratory.
Best, Effie Deland
The aims of the study were: (1) to identify components of student-centered inquiry teaching and to develop methodology to determine the extent to which these components are found in classrooms, and (2) to investigate the correlates of those components for which measures were developed. Instruments included a Biology Activity Report completed by a random third of one class each of 33 biology teachers; a Teacher-Pupil Relationship Scale and Silance scales, completed by another third; and a free response Biology Teaching Inventory, completed by the remaining third of each class. Class means on variables derived from the instruments were used in correlational analyses, including multiple regression. Overall, teachers were perceived by students during laboratory activities. Student decision making was not significantly correlated with either the problem orientation of the activity or with students' perceptions of teacher-pupil relationships. (Author/EB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University