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ERIC Number: ED107451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 95
Abstractor: N/A
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A Study of Tracking as a Multiple Option Approach in the Department of Natural Science at Michigan State University.
Stoops, Lorena Virginia
Reported is a study to determine if significant differences existed between samples of students with regard to certain scholastic and demographic variables, to collect information as to why students chose a particular track and remained with it, and to determine students' reaction toward the track followed. The population consisted of college freshmen who remained within a given track of natural science for the three terms of the course. From the population a random sample from each of the four track groups (A, B, C, and D) was surveyed, using an attitude questionnaire. Findings showed that no significant scholastic differences and no significant difference in college major (determined-undetermined) ratio across the four tracks were found to exist. Significant differences did appear in sex ratio and race-ratio. All track groups learned of the track after registration and remained with the track primarily because of the instructor, track content, and convenience of scheduling, in that order. Significant differences did occur in student reaction across the four tracks with respect to questions relating to course and general education objectives and track acceptability. (Author/EB)
University Microfilms, 300 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 71-31,316, MF-$5.00, Xerography-$11.00)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University