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ERIC Number: ED328414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
The Effects of Hands-On versus Remediation-Based Biology Preparatory Course Curricula on Performance in Follow-up Biology Courses at the Community College Level.
Biermann, Carol A.; Sarinsky, Gary B.
The purpose of this investigation was to compare two different methodological techniques of a biology preparatory course in order to determine which curriculum's methodologies were most effective in preparing biology students for follow-up biology courses as measured by course grades. One was based upon laboratory hands-on experiences and the other upon mathematics and reading remediation. The results show that the hands-on course grades were significantly better than that of the control and the remediation-based groups. The document includes the abstract, introduction, background, student characteristics, a comparison of the two biology curricula, purpose of the study, hypotheses procedures and experimental design, data collection and analysis results, conclusions, discussion and significance, and a list of 13 references, 3 figures, and 7 tables. (KR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A