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ERIC Number: ED467793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-3
Pages: 13
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Usage of Instructional Materials in High Schools: Analyses of NELS Data.
Wang, Xiaoping; Wang, Tingyu; Ye, Renmin
Based on the recommendations of previous research, this study discusses and analyzes the usage of technology and instructional materials in a broad level in the United States. The National Education Longitudinal Study: 1988-96 (NELS88) is a longitudinal study of the 1988 eighth graders by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The same students from the 1988 grade sample have been followed up on every two years. Each student and his/her two teachers responded to the surveys designed by the NCES. The study presented in this paper used the first follow-up (tenth grade) student and teacher data files, and selected 53 items as independent and dependent variables. A total of 15,667 tenth grade students were selected from the first follow-up of NELS88 with their 22,646 teachers (8,572 reading, 4,075 history, 4,023 math, and 5,976 science teachers). All students and teachers who had available variables and achievement scores were included, and the student sample represented all tenth grade students throughout the United States by using weighting method. Results are discussed in terms of the frequency of teachers using instructional materials; comparison of teachers' usage of instructional materials by gender, teaching area, and ethnicity; teachers' academic degree, teaching experience and usage of instructional materials; and uses of instructional materials and student achievement. Seven tables and three figures present findings. (AEF)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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