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ERIC Number: ED167354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Achievement and Attitudinal Comparison of an Elective Mini-Course Science Curriculum and a Conventional Non-Elective Science Curriculum at the Junior High School Level.
Davies, Ronald E.; Fowler, H. Seymour
This is a comparative study of a school utilizing a mini-course science elective curriculum and one using a conventional textbook program in order to investigate the effectiveness of mini-course programs with respect to students' achievement and attitudes toward science. Two suburban junior high schools were selected, and different instructional approaches were utilized in the two schools to teach similar course content, over a period of the whole school year. A nonrandomized Control-Group Pretest-Posttest Design was employed, and two instruments, the Test of Science Knowledge (TOSK) Part II, and a Scientific Attitude Inventory were administered. There was no significant difference in mean achievement or attitude gain scores between the schools, and there was no significant relationship between achievement or attitude scores and general ability across the experimental and control groups for students of different sex or grade level. (Author/GA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (51st, Toronto, Canada, March 31-April 2, 1978)