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ERIC Number: EJ809061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0192-6365
The Impact of Block Scheduling on Student Motivation and Classroom Practice in Mathematics
Biesinger, Kevin D.; Crippen, Kent J.; Muis, Krista R.
NASSP Bulletin, v92 n3 p191-208 2008
Results are presented from a mixed-method investigation into the effects of Block Schedule on student self-efficacy, attitude, and instructional practices within the context of mathematics. Students exposed to block schedule showed no change in attitude toward mathematics, whereas those on a traditional schedule demonstrated a significant decrease. Students on block schedule also made significantly greater gains in self-efficacy. If reformed teacher practice is a goal of transitioning to block schedule, results point to a critical need for professional development. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Fennema Sherman Mathematics Attitudes Scales