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ERIC Number: ED100621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 85
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Teacher Characteristics, Student Curiosity, and Problem Selection in High School Biology.
Stothart, Jimmy Robertson
The purpose of the study was to investigate the influence of teachers' pupil control ideology, dogmatism, and the type of instructional system employed on changes in student curiosity behaviors and the diversity of problems chosen by students for study during a Laboratory Exploration in Biology (LEIB). Students and teachers were selected from suburban schools in the Kansas City and New Orleans areas. The instruments used were a Curiosity Inventory for students, while teachers were tested using the Pupil Control Ideology Form and the Dogmatism Scale: Form E. Some of the results were that significant relationships did exist between pupil control ideology of the teacher and changes in student curiosity as well as a significant relationship between teacher dogmatism and pupil control ideology and the diversity of problems chosen for study in a class during LEIB. No significant relationship existed between the instructional systems used and changes in student curiosity. (Author/BR)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Houston