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dc.contributor.advisorJorkasky, Benita M.
dc.contributor.advisorRibble, Robert B.
dc.contributor.authorMisiti, Maureen A.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T21:39:11Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T21:39:11Z
dc.date.issued7/1/1991
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/4925
dc.description.abstractVarious methods exist for scientific instruction of elementary school students. This paper compares the expository method, in which the teacher and textbook take a central role in instruction, and the discovery method, in which students learn through hands-on activities, to determine which method was more successful at fulfilling the New York State syllabus recommendations represented by the New York State Elementary Science Program Evaluation Test (NYS ESPET). The results of the study would hopefully lead to some practical generalizations which can assist individuals and systems when deciding on an appropriate and effective method of curriculum design and implementation. A sample fourth grade group from a rural elementary school who had received expository instruction was compared to a combined sample group from two rural elementary schools which had used the discovery method. Two coginitive ability tests were used as the pretests to establish equivalency between the two treatment groups while the EPSET was used as the post-test to establish any significant difference between the two groups in student academic achievement. Criterion measures were also used to determine the strengths of the relationships between treatment group and performance. Analysis showed that there was absolutely no statistically significant difference for any of the criterion measures at the 95% confidence level. The author suggests this lack of information may be because the EPSET isn’t a sufficient indicator of difference or relationship.
dc.subjectTeaching Methods
dc.subjectExpository Method
dc.subjectDiscovery Method
dc.titleThe Effects of Expository and Discovery Instruction on Elementary Science Students' Performance on the New York State Elementary Science Program Evaluation Test
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refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T21:39:11Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentEducation and Human Development
dc.description.degreelevelMaster of Science in Education (MSEd)
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleEducation and Human Development Master's Theses
dc.languate.isoen_US


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