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ERIC Number: ED170327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-28
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of Learning Centers as a Teaching/Learning Strategy in Mainstreamed Classes.
Schultz, Jerelyn B.; And Others
The relative effectiveness of three plans for implementing group learning centers in home economics classes was compared. Plans varied in assignment of group activities--a student group either completed all activities in a course unit, or completed some, and reported what they had learned to the rest of the class. Participants were 251 eighth and ninth grade students, of which 30 were mildly disabled. A 19-item, objective achievement test was administered as a pretest and as a post test. Student attitudes were assessed by a course evaluation form, and small group discussions were used to obtain teacher attitudes. A two-way analysis of variance showed no significant differences in achievement between the plans; however, significant differences were found in student attitudes toward group work and toward learning center activities and materials. Teachers' attitudes were favorable. Cognitive growth occurred for both average and mildly disabled students in all three plans. (Author/CP)
Department of Home Economics Education, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 ($1.00 ea., 10 or more, $0.75 ea.)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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 American Educational Research Association (62nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)