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ERIC Number: ED100633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 117
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An Analysis of Student and Instructor Reactions to Biology and Selected Techniques of Biology Laboratory Instruction in Two-Year Colleges.
Riggs, Julia Ree
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships between attitudes of general biology students and their instructors toward biology as a discipline and toward certain patterns of biology laboratory instruction. The sample consisted of 29 instructors of general biology in 9 Texas two-year colleges and their students. Four attitude instruments were developed for the study, each a Likert-type scale made up of opinions about biology and biology laboratory instruction (BioLabs). The findings indicate that student attitudes toward biology and BioLabs are influenced less by the attitudes of their instructors than by their own aptitudes and previous learning or by the grades being earned in the course. Only in group-instructed classes were student attitudes shown to have a significant relationship with instructor attitudes. Findings indicate that incorporating a variety of approaches to learning in laboratory courses may influence students toward positive attitudes. (Author/BR)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin