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comparison of Broward County, Florida high school and community college teachers' perceptions of reference skills

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Date Issued:
1990
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The purpose of this study was to examine and identify the reference skills taught at the high school level and compare these skills with the reference skills community college professors expect their students to have on entry to the community college. A survey instrument was designed listing reference skills needed to utilize library resources, to interpret, to locate information, and to write the information. High school and community college teachers scored each skill as to the degree each skill is needed for academic enhancement and the degree each skill is taught to or exhibited by students. Independent variables were years taught, age, sex, content area, and the schools represented by the respondents. A correlation analysis was used to determine if there was a significant relationship between the scores of respondents and to the number of years they had taught. A t-test was performed on the variables of institution, area of instruction, and sex. An analysis of variance was performed on the variable of age. Results of the test showed that high school and community college teachers were in agreement as to the degree students need reference skills for academic enhancement. They were not in agreement as to the degree reference skills are taught at the high school level and exhibited by students at the community college level. The age, the sex, the number of years taught, and the area of instruction of the teacher did not produce a difference at the.05 level of significance.
Title: A comparison of Broward County, Florida high school and community college teachers' perceptions of reference skills.
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Name(s): Divine, Elizabeth Mack.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Brown, Robert G., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1990
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 106 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The purpose of this study was to examine and identify the reference skills taught at the high school level and compare these skills with the reference skills community college professors expect their students to have on entry to the community college. A survey instrument was designed listing reference skills needed to utilize library resources, to interpret, to locate information, and to write the information. High school and community college teachers scored each skill as to the degree each skill is needed for academic enhancement and the degree each skill is taught to or exhibited by students. Independent variables were years taught, age, sex, content area, and the schools represented by the respondents. A correlation analysis was used to determine if there was a significant relationship between the scores of respondents and to the number of years they had taught. A t-test was performed on the variables of institution, area of instruction, and sex. An analysis of variance was performed on the variable of age. Results of the test showed that high school and community college teachers were in agreement as to the degree students need reference skills for academic enhancement. They were not in agreement as to the degree reference skills are taught at the high school level and exhibited by students at the community college level. The age, the sex, the number of years taught, and the area of instruction of the teacher did not produce a difference at the.05 level of significance.
Identifier: 12264 (digitool), FADT12264 (IID), fau:9169 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Education
Thesis (Ed.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1990.
Subject(s): High school students--Florida--Broward County
Library orientation for high school students
Community college students--Florida--Broward County
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