The Resource Research on same-gender grouping in eighth-grade science classrooms, by Jennifer Ingrid Friend, (electronic resource)

Research on same-gender grouping in eighth-grade science classrooms, by Jennifer Ingrid Friend, (electronic resource)

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Research on same-gender grouping in eighth-grade science classrooms
Title
Research on same-gender grouping in eighth-grade science classrooms
Statement of responsibility
by Jennifer Ingrid Friend
Title variation
Research on same gender grouping in 8th grade science classrooms
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Thesis advisor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This study examined two hypotheses related to same-gender grouping of eighth-grade science classes in a public middle-school setting in suburban Kansas City. The first hypothesis, male and female students enrolled in same-gender eighth-grade science classes demonstrate more positive science academic achievement than their male and female peers enrolled in mixed-gender science classes. The second hypothesis, same-gender grouping of students in eighth-grade science has a positive effect on classroom climate. The participants in this study were randomly assigned to class sections of eighth-grade science. The first experimental group was an eighth-grade science class of all-male students (n = 20) taught by a male science teacher. The control group used for comparison to the male same-gender class consisted of the male students (n = 42) in the coeducational eighth-grade science classes taught by the same male teacher. The second experimental group was an eighth-grade science class of all-female students (n = 23) taught by a female science teacher. The control group for the female same-gender class consisted of female students (n = 61) in the coeducational eighth-grade science classes taught by the same female teacher. The male teacher and the female teacher did not vary instruction for the same-gender and mixed-gender classes. Science academic achievement was measured for both groups through a quantitative analysis using grades on science classroom assessment and overall science course grades. Classroom climate was measured through qualitative observations and through qualitative and quantitative analysis of a twenty-question student survey administered at the end of each trimester grading period. The results of this study did not indicate support for either hypothesis. Data led to the conclusions that same-gender grouping did not produce significant differences in student science academic achievement, and that same-gender classes did not create a more positive classroom climate for male or female students. There is evidence in the literature to support further investigations in gender differences in science education to address the unique needs of male and female students in order to create gains in student science achievement and to encourage positive attitudes toward science
Additional physical form
Online version of the print edition.
Cataloging source
UMK
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Friend, Jennifer Ingrid
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2004.
Granting institution
School of Education. University of Missouri--Kansas City
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Eubanks, Eugene E.
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  • Science
  • Middle school students
  • Sex differences in education
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Research on same-gender grouping in eighth-grade science classrooms, by Jennifer Ingrid Friend, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in urban leadership and policy studies in education, and education."
  • Advisor: Eugene E. Eubanks
  • Typescript
  • Vita
  • Title from "catalog record" of the print edition
  • Description based on contents viewed Feb. 23, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 179-187)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Research findings -- Discussion
Control code
69648455
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xii, 188 leaves
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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remote
Label
Research on same-gender grouping in eighth-grade science classrooms, by Jennifer Ingrid Friend, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in urban leadership and policy studies in education, and education."
  • Advisor: Eugene E. Eubanks
  • Typescript
  • Vita
  • Title from "catalog record" of the print edition
  • Description based on contents viewed Feb. 23, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 179-187)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Research findings -- Discussion
Control code
69648455
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xii, 188 leaves
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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