ERIC Number: ED368936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Multivariate and Descriptive Discriminant Analysis of Multidisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education in the High School.
Wicklein, Robert C.; Schell, John W.
A study examined the perceptions of participants in a multidisciplinary project regarding the degree to which the integration of technology, mathematics, and science had enabled advanced mental skills in technical thinking and problem solving. A literature review focused on advanced learning and thinking, ill-structured workplace problems, learning transfer, and activating potential knowledge. The research sample consisted of 148 students participating in multidisciplinary projects at 4 high schools in Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. A four-page questionnaire collected data that were analyzed using multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) statistical procedures followed by descriptive discriminant analysis (DDA). Results confirmed the significance of grade level, part-time work experience, and enthusiasm to students' ability to benefit from the multidisciplinary approach. Ill-structured problems proved to be a key aspect of the underlying structure and the separation of groups among the dependent variables. (Appendixes include 29 references and 3 data tables.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Nashville, TN, December 1993).