ERIC Number: ED187539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Metric Attitude and Achievement of Preservice Elementary Teachers as a Function of Three Instructional Approaches.
Szabo, Michael; Kongsasana, Prasit
The purposes of this study were to determine if preservice elementary teachers' attitude toward the metric system can be improved by completing metric units of instruction embedded in a methods course, and to investigate relationships among three types of training, attitude, and learning. The sample was comprised of 126 students in an undergraduate methods course at the Pennsylvania State University. Students were randomly assigned to one of three treatment groups and each took a knowledge and attitude pretest. After the students completed the metric instruction modules, they were posttested on knowledge and attitude. There was a significant attitude gain for all who received instruction. Several conclusions and suggestions for further research are given. (Author/NK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (53rd, Boston, MA, April 11-13, 1980).