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ERIC Number: EJ956112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1042-0541
Effects of Inquiry-Based Agriscience Instruction on Student Achievement
Thoron, Andrew C.; Myers, Brian E.
Journal of Agricultural Education, v52 n4 p175-187 2011
Testing to build research-based evidence to support teaching methodologies that promote student learning has become increasingly important in a standards-based educational system in the United States. One challenge is the lack of studies that support specific methodologies so teachers and administers can make professional development and curricular decisions. This quasi-experimental study investigated the effect of two teaching methods on student content knowledge achievement. Inquiry-based instruction was compared to the subject matter approach in 15 agriscience education classes found within seven different secondary schools across the United States. Utilizing student pretest score as a covariate, there was a statistically significant difference between groups on the posttest. Those students taught through inquiry-based instruction were reported as having higher content knowledge achievement than students taught through the subject matter approach. (Contains 6 tables and 1 figure.)
American Association for Agricultural Education. P.O. Box 7607, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, Raleigh, NC 27695. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States