ERIC Number: ED308069
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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An Analysis of Variables Related to Biology Achievement at the 12th Grade Level in the Southwestern Region of Saudi Arabia.
Al-Shahrani, Amer A. S.
Saudi Arabia has not ignored the fact that education is the key to a nation's progress. It considers education as a first priority and is trying to catch up with more advanced nations in this area. One way Saudi Arabia has planned to reduce the risk of complete reliance on the oil revenues is by improving education. This study was designed to identify ways to improve biology education. The three purposes were to determine: (1) major characteristics of science students, schools, and biology programs in the southwestern region of Saudi Arabia; (2) relationships among student and teacher characteristics, school variables, and biology achievement; and (3) identify and describe the major problems that relate to science teaching and achievement as perceived by science teachers and students. Some conclusions were that: the national science curriculum needs to be improved; parental and student variables related to student achievement; and school variables related to student achievement. This document includes an introduction; review of literature; methods and procedures; results; summary, conclusions, and recommendations; and appendices. (RT)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia