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ERIC Number: ED260007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 17
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The Cognitive and Affective Impact of the "Give & Take" Film Series.
Harris, Robert B.
This study assessed the impact of the "Give & Take" economic films and materials on the economic understanding of eighth grade students, relative to traditional economics instruction without the series. Also tested was the proposition that teachers trained in the use of "Give & Take" can serve as resource persons for untrained colleagues who wish to use the instructional materials. A nonequivalent control group design with three experimental and two control groups composed of eighth grade students was used. The sample of 797 students were pre- and posttested. The study found that students exposed to the "Give & Take" series in classes with teachers who completed workshop training on the film series performed significantly better on a nationally normed economics test than did their peers. Students whose teachers taught economics without formal workshop training on "Give & Take" did not perform statistically better than a control group of students who received no economics training. No correlation was found between student attitudes and achievement. (RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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