ERIC Number: ED259939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Meta-Analysis Research on Science Instruction. ERIC/SMEAC Science Education Digest No. 1.
Blosser, Patricia E.
This digest provides an overview of several meta-analysis studies which focused on various aspects of science instruction. These studies examined: productive factors in science learning for grades 6 through 12; quality and quantity of instruction; effects of various teaching strategies on science achievement; instructional systems in science education; inquiry teaching and advance organizers; and other areas. Some possible generalizations from these studies are included. For example, it is noted that instructional techniques which help students focus on learning (preinstructional strategies, increased structure in the verbal content of materials, use of concrete objects or realism) are effective in promoting student achievement in science. (DH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Inquiry, Meta Analysis, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods
SMEAC Information Reference Center, The Ohio State University, 1200 Chambers Road, 3rd Floor, Columbus, OH 43212 ($1.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.