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ERIC Number: ED312225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug-3
Pages: 14
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Cooperative Learning in an Urban Science Classroom.
Pearson, Reta Wolfe
A description is given of a cooperative learning experience conduct with small groups of racially mixed, underachieving high school students. Twenty-nine students were organized in groups of three or four members each. The groups worked together in all laboratory assignments and daily work, and studied together for quizzes and tests in a science class. The students were graded as a group. The effectiveness of the treatment was determined by comparing the six weeks grade averages for the fourth, fifth, and sixth grading period. A comparison of the averages revealed no statistically significant differences between them. While the experiment was not successful in increasing the sample's six weeks grade average, an improvement was noted in the classroom atmosphere and the students were apparently more motivated to achieve good marks. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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