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ERIC Number: ED100627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 121
Abstractor: N/A
Evaluation of an Individualized Earth Science Course Designed for College Non-Science Majors.
Wright, James Curtis
The purpose of the study was to determine the effectiveness of an individualized earth science course designed as a general education course for nonscience majors at the University of Dubuque. The population of students consisted of all freshman and sophomore nonscience majors who entered the university in 1969 and 1970 as full-time students. The criterion measures employed in the study were the Wisconsin Inventory of Science Process (WISP), the American College Test, the Science Vocabulary Test, and the Earth Science Curriculum Project (ESCP) achievement test. Analysis of covariance was used to compare the treatment groups on the variables of understanding science and knowledge of earth science. Using pretest scores as the covariate, chi-square analyses of student response on the attitude inventory were used to compare the treatment groups on attitude toward science. A 5 percent level of significance was used for all statistical tests. Some of the results were a significant growth by students in understanding and knowledge of science as a result of individualized treatment using the WISP and ESCP tests. The teacher structured treatment as measured by the ESCP achievement test and the Science Vocabulary Test showed more student growth in earth science knowledge and fewer negative attitudes toward science. (Author/BR)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Iowa