ERIC Number: EJ979568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Mathematics in High School Courses beyond Mathematics: Combating the Need for Post-Secondary Remediation in Mathematics
Young, R. Brent; Hodge, Angie; Edwards, M. Craig; Leising, James G.
Career and Technical Education Research, v37 n1 p21-33 2012
The purpose of this study was to empirically test the posit that students who participated in a contextualized, mathematics-enhanced high school agricultural power and technology (APT) curriculum and aligned instructional approach would develop a deeper and more sustained understanding of selected mathematics concepts than those students who participated in the traditional curriculum and instruction. This study included teachers and students from 32 high schools in Oklahoma (16 experimental classrooms; 16 control classrooms). Students were enrolled in an APT course during the 2004-2005 school year. The experimental design employed was a posttest only control group; unit of analysis was the classroom. One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) were used to test the study's null hypothesis. The measure of students' need for mathematical remediation at the post-secondary level did reveal results that held practical significance and supported use of the experimental treatment.
Descriptors: High School Students, Agricultural Education, Mathematical Concepts, Integrated Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Conventional Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Pretests Posttests, Statistical Analysis, Remedial Mathematics
Association for Career and Technical Education Research. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Human Resource Education, 1310 South Sixth Street, 351 Education Building, Champaign, IL 61820. Tel: 217-333-0807; Fax: 217-244-5632; Web site: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~laanan/actermain/publications.shtml
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma