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ERIC Number: ED115456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 236
Abstractor: N/A
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A Search for Optimum Relationships Between Student Perceptions of and Attitudes Toward the Frequency with Which Science Teachers Employ Instructional Moves.
Markell, Clark Stephen
A study was made to ascertain whether or not there was any noticeable consistency in a teacher's use of various instructional moves or techniques and if these behaviors had any noticeable effects on student attitude toward these techniques. Phase 1 of the study included the development of an Instructional Activities Instrument and its validification. In the second phase, data were collected from 38 classes representing 19 teachers and were analyzed with the BMD 05R Polynomial Regression Program. Forty-five separate tests were made comparing mean student perceptions with mean attitude scores. Thirteen of these tests showed significant linear relationships but no significant higher order equations were found. Seven tests were made comparing the teacher direct-indirectness score as computed from the instrument with student growth variables as measured by pre-posttest change scores on several instruments. Preliminary findings in this study suggest that future work may reveal certain instructional procedures which are fragile and rapidly lose favor with students if used frequently by the teacher, while other instructional techniques may be more durable. The use of film strips, discussion and debate, and films or movies offer to be more fragile than do the other instructional procedures. (Author/EB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University