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ERIC Number: ED159023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Pages: 130
Abstractor: N/A
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Experiences Related to Oceanic Knowledge and Attitudes of Tenth Grade Students in Virginia.
Fortner, Rosanne White
The Survey of Oceanic Attitudes and Knowledge (SOAK) was developed as a method of measuring knowledge and attitudes of tenth grade students and relating those attributes to the students' marine experiences. Fifteen coastal and fifteen inland schools in Virginia were randomly selected as sources of subjects for the study. Analyses of data from 787 tenth grade respondents revealed a statewide knowledge level of about fifty per cent with regard to the marine topics covered by 63 items across three forms of the knowledge survey. Attitudes toward a variety of marine issues were shown to be moderately positive. The relationship between certain demographic variables and the dependent variables of marine attitudes and knowledge was examined. For knowledge, the results indicated the main effects of race, and residence, and interaction between residence and sex. Attitude scores revealed main effects of race only. On the basis of this study, the author recommended that more marine information be included in existing curricula to foster the development of a marine-literate citizenry. (Author/MA)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia