ERIC Number: ED328414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, College Science, Community Colleges, Experiential Learning, Inquiry, Laboratories, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A