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Keywords

Social sciences--Study and teaching; Activity programs in education;

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of literature based social studies versus textbook based social studies in mastery of information. Using a pre-test and a post-test, control group, experimental design, and a t-test for non-independent variables, it was found that the experimental group achieved higher test scores than the control group. Results of the t-test yield a t-value of 3.00 with 18 degrees of freedom with a .05 level of significance. This shows that the results are 95% certain that the differences between the two groups' performances on the post test are due to the variation in teaching methods and not just a mere chance occurrence.

Year of Submission

1997

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Peggy Ishler

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Date Original

1997

Object Description

1 PDF file (iii, 39 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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