ERIC Number: ED359228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
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A Comparison of Maine and Oregon Students' Science Knowledge Related to Marine Science and Natural Resources.
Brody, Michael J.
A comparison was made of student understandings of marine science and marine resource concepts in two geographically distant but similar sociocultural regions of the United States. The study is based on the nature of ecological events, students' understanding in the context of meaningful learning, and the cultural context in which learning takes place. One hundred and fifty-nine Oregon students and 157 Maine students in 4th, 8th, and 11th grades were interviewed using modified clinical interview techniques. Results indicate great similarity in a number of conceptual areas and misconceptions. However, there was a distinct difference in some geological and natural resource areas. These differences may be attributable to regional, geo-cultural differences between the samples. One table and one figure present study findings. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Maine; Oregon