ERIC Number: EJ662040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Alternatives to Traditional Physics Instruction: Student Perceptions of the Effectiveness of A Conceptual Physics Approach.
Jones, T. Griffith; Jones, Linda Cronin; Zander, Tracey
National Association of Laboratory Schools Journal, v22 n1 p5-8 Win 1997-1998
Adapted a high school physics program to make physics less elite and more accessible to all students. Students surveys evaluated their attitudes regarding the effectiveness of the new conceptual approach. Results indicated that the approach opened the door to physics for many traditionally underrepresented groups. Students considered the revised textbook thorough and relevant, and they had positive attitudes toward the textbook's conceptual approach and toward the course itself. (SM)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, High School Students, Higher Education, Laboratory Schools, Partnerships in Education, Physics, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Textbook Preparation
NALS Journal, 829 Teachers College, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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