ERIC Number: ED198294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Learning and Retention of Basic Skills in Alternative Environments. Preliminary Investigation of the Learning and Retention of Selected Reading and Mathematical Concepts Resulting from Student Enrollment in a Traditional Learning Environment and in a Learning-in-Work Environment. Technical Information and Appendices.
Crowe, Michael R.; Harvey, R. J.
This technical report details a study to examine the retention of mathematical and reading comprehension skills for students enrolled in a learning-in-work environment (experience based career education) and a traditional classroom learning environment. (An executive summary is available as CE 027 942.) Chapter 1 introduces the problem, background, and research framework. Chapter 2 on design and methodology contains three sections describing (1) the research background characteristics, (2) major measured variables (instruments), and (3) the analysis questions and strategies. Chapter 3 presents findings for the five research questions described in Chapter 2: factor structure of the learning environment questionnaire, cross-lagged analysis of math scores based on predictions from Bloom's taxonomy, effects of placement experiences on performance, effects of summer activities on performance, and relationships between student's perceptions of learning environment and cognitive style on performance. Chapter 4 sets forth implications and recommendations for research, practice, and policy. Appendixes include a selected literature review, description of Learning-in-Work Program, cross-lagged panel correlations used in math score analyses, and three commissioned papers. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.