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ERIC Number: ED113128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 193
Abstractor: N/A
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An Analysis of the Influence of Selected Teacher Behaviors upon Development of Corresponding Student Behaviors.
Glass, Lynn William
The study involved 525 high school biology students and their teachers and was an attempt to determine the effect of teacher attitude toward biology on the students' attitude toward biology. The degree of understanding of science was also analyzed. A 65-item inventory was developed to measure attitude toward biology. The Wisconsin Inventory of Science Processes was used to measure understanding of science. The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) Achievement Tests 1 and 2 were used to measure student achievement. A profile analysis technique was developed to match each student with his teacher on the basis of his stated attitude toward biology and on his understanding of science. The data collected permitted generalizations to be made with the Silcoxon matched-pairs signed-ranks test at the 0.05 level of significance. Some of these generalizations were: (1) the student's attitude can be changed significantly to an attitude profile more congruent with that of his teacher; and (2) the profile level can be modified to agree more closely with the profile level of his teacher. The results of the study indicate that students, in general, do tend to adopt an attitude toward biology which is similar to that of their teacher, but there is little or no relationship to achievement in biology. (Author/EB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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