ERIC Number: ED481679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Oct
A Quantitative Look at Student Attitudes/Perceptions about Block Scheduling.
Corley, Edward L.
This study was a followup to previous block scheduling studies done at a small city school system in southwestern Ohio. It explored student perceptions of, and attitudes about, block scheduling after the fourth year of implementation. Two surveys were developed. The Phase One survey was a questionnaire designed to collect data that could be analyzed statistically. The Phase Two Survey was an eight-item free response survey. This paper deals with the results of the Phase One survey and the statistical analysis of those data. Students "agree" (4 on the scale) on 8 of the first 11 items as being benefits of block scheduling: more total learning time, more time to learn concepts better, more opportunities to work with other students, more individual help from teachers, the ability to finish homework in class more often, better grades, more time to prepare for tests, and liking for the schedule. A detailed analysis is provided, with a discussion of statistically significant differences related to gender, grade level, or level of difficulty of student course work. The questionnaire is attached. (Contains 12 figures and 22 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association (Columbus, OH, October 15-18, 2003).