ERIC Number: ED209266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul-7
Reference Count: N/A
Kanawha County Schools/West Virginia University Teacher Corps Project. Research Report.
Harmon, David J.
The major problem in this study is to determine the effects of remedial methods on basic skills mathematics achievement and student attitude toward mathematics. Attitude prior to treatment was included as a blocking variable in one analysis. Remedial methods included: (1) no intervention or regular; (2) regular plus an intern teacher; (3) regular plus student use of a micro-computer; and (4) regular plus intern and micro-computer. Implementation of this Teacher Corps Project was with four teachers, four interns and all general mathematics high school students during the first nine weeks of the 1979-80 school year. This report is developed from a pilot research study perspective. The methods section includes a rather extensive discussion of techniques designed to support the internal validity of the study. The results are presented by hypothesis. Implications for teachers, project staff and administrators concerning the effects of micro-computer and intern utilization are limited to the application of each in this study. In addition to the discussion of implications, a summary of results and conclusions are presented in the final narrative section of this document. The appendices include documentation of various planning and monitoring procedures as well as instrumentation. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kanawha County Schools, Charleston, WV.