ERIC Number: ED197939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Meta-Analysis of Productive Factors in Science Learning Grades 6 Through 12. Final Technical Report.
Walberg, Herbert J.; And Others
Presented is a review and synthesis of research in science education conducted with students in grades 6 through 12 during the years 1964-78. In the meta-analysis process, eight constructs linked to learning outcomes were used as the theoretical constructs for the literature selection. The constructs include quality and quantity of instruction; student ability; motivation; age or developmental level; and home, peer, and classroom environments. Included in this report are nine research-synthesis papers and related appendices. Five papers are focused on the dependence of science learning on one or more of the constructs used in the study, one summarizes the implications of this project for future research syntheses and for conducting future primary empirical studies, while other papers are concerned with sex differences in science learning and the effects of the science curriculum efforts after 1958. Appendices include a discussion of the significance of research synthesis, a computer codebook for characterizing the studies, and an interim report on the project. (Author/PB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Chicago. Coll. of Education.