Results also suggested several interrelated conclusions about the value of SI as an academic resource. SI seemed to reduce anxiety, and supported students' learning. A comparison of course grades before and since the inclusion of SI in Physical Chemistry demonstrated a statistically significant increase in higher grades. This combination of academic success and positive social experiences suggests that SI is a valuable resource for overcoming academic barriers and positively contributing to student persistence.This study will make use of observation, focus groups, interview and document review to investigate the effectiveness of SI in a perceived barrier course for a science major at a research/doctoral intensive university. Merriam explains that a aanbsp;...
|Title||:||Supplemental Instruction: Supporting Persistence in Barrier Courses|
|Author||:||Susan B. Bronstein|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|