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ERIC Number: ED110302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 87
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Independent Instruction in High School Chemistry: A Comparison with a Traditional Technique.
Braly, Joe Lee
The purpose of the study was to determine differences in chemistry resulting from a traditional and an independent technique of teaching. The population included four chemistry classes at Scottsdale Saguaro High School. Intact groups were assigned to experimental or control groups by random processes. The control group was presented the CHEM Study program in essentially a lecture-laboratory manner using the teacher's guide and its suggestions for instruction. The experimental group was permitted to study, or not study, the same material during class periods with no direct instruction by the teacher except in a tutorial manner. Pretest and posttest measures were obtained using the ACS-NSTA Chemistry Examination. A statistical analysis revealed no significant differences in chemistry achievement between the control and the experimental groups. The author concluded that within the expressed and implied limitations of the study: (1) chemistry can be taught by either a traditional technique or an independent study technique, resulting in approximately the same amount of achievement; and (2) achievement alone does not provide enough information relative to deciding whether an independent study or traditional technique should be used in teaching chemistry at the high school level. (Author/MLH)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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