ERIC Number: ED452072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Instructional Practices and Motivation during Middle School (with Special Attention to Science).
Mac Iver, Douglas J.; Young, Estelle M.; Washburn, Benjamin
Improvement of academic achievement requires both changes in school organizational structures and in curriculum and instruction. This study investigates the assumption of giving "minds-on" opportunities to reflect and "hands-on" opportunities to experiment and tests whether moving beyond the textbook makes science class more engaging for middle school students. (Contains 67 references.) (YDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (82nd, Seattle, WA, April 10-14, 2001).