Paper Type

Master's Thesis


College of Education and Human Services

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)




It would appear that examination of student and teacher perceptions of classroom practices might provide information useful in explaining the descrepancies among what teachers think they are doing and what the students see them doing, the achievement and attainment levels of the student, and the application of process oriented science and traditional textbook science. Therefore, the purpose of this project was to determine if a discrepancy exist between student and teacher perceptions of classroom practices in Duval County junior high schools. Specifically, this project attempted to answer the question: Do the perceptions of Advanced Ninth-Grade Biology students in Duval County parallel those of their teachers with respect to the strategies being used, the treatment of text and related materials, the laboratory assignments and the follow-up to them, and the level and kind of overall student and teacher participation in the classroom?

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