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ERIC Number: ED111608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 277
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A Study of the Science Curriculum Improvement Study Resource Personnel Workshop Participants to Determine the Relationship between Selected Factors and Subsequent Participant Activity.
Cooper, Richard Ellis
The study was designed to compare the workshop activity of participants attending the 1971 Resource Personnel Workshop on the Science Curriculum Improvement Study (SCIS) in teams (2-3 persons/team) and as individuals. Twenty-two participants attended the workshop in teams and another nine as individuals. Data were collected before, during, and after the workshop. The instruments used included a standardized test of general science knowledge, a questionnaire of the participants' perception of SCIS, a workshop evaluation form, a final inventory of the participants' reactions, and a survey form for the reactions to the workshops presented during the follow-up period. Participant activity was monitored by feedback forms which were returned monthly to the investigator. The analysis of data revealed no significant difference between the level of workshop activity of teams and of individuals. Most of the participants reported an increase in their resource personnel activity, but the relative rank of participants in regard to the number of workshops they conducted remained the same. No significant correlation was found between the dependent variable, the level of activity during the follow-up period, and the independent variables: knowledge of general science, perception of the SCIS program, years of teaching experience, age, and academic degree. The participants' perception of the SCIS program became significantly more positive during the workshop. (Author/PS)
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