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ERIC Number: ED002914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959
Pages: 80
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FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE FOR TEACHING SCIENCE IN PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS, 1958-59.
KOELSCHE, CHARLES L.; SOLBERG, ARCHIE N.
SURVEYS WERE CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE AVAILABILITY OF HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT IN SEVEN STATES. THIS WAS ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH PERSONAL INSPECTIONS BY A PROJECT COMMITTEE, USING CHECKLISTS OF APPROXIMATELY 850 SCHOOLS SELECTED AT RANDOM. AN ANALYSIS OF THE DATA WAS THEN MADE, AND SOME GENERAL IMPLICATIONS WERE SUGGESTED. COMBINATION CLASSROOMS AND MULTIPURPOSE LABORATORIES WERE DESIGNATED AS IDEAL FACILITIES FOR SCIENCE INSTRUCTION. MANY OF THE HIGH SCHOOLS SURVEYED, HOWEVER, WERE STILL USING REGULAR CLASSROOMS FOR TEACHING SCIENCE, AND OTHER SCHOOLS HAVING SCIENCE FACILITIES WERE INADEQUATELY EQUIPPED FOR EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION. ROUGHLY ONE-HALF OF THE HIGH SCHOOLS LACKED ADEQUATE SPACE FOR LABORATORY WORK, AND ONE-THIRD LACKED PROPER SCIENCE EQUIPMENT STORAGE FACILITIES. IN ADDITION, ABOUT 55 PERCENT HAD ANNUAL BUDGETS FOR SCIENCE SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT, BUT MANY OF THESE FUNDS WERE OBVIOUSLY INADEQUATE. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT IN MANY SCHOOLS THESE CONDITIONS COULD BE RECTIFIED WITH SOME LONG-RANGE PLANNING FOR STEADY IMPROVEMENT IN THE VARIETY AND QUANTITY OF LABORATORY AND OTHER INSTRUCTIONAL EQUIPMENT, AND IN THE ENLARGEMENT AND MODERNIZATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL FACILITIES. THE SEVEN PARTICIPATING STATES WERE FLORIDA, ILLINOIS, MASSACHUSETTS, NORTH DAKOTA, OHIO, SOUTH CAROLINA, AND WISCONSIN. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Toledo Univ., OH. Research Foundation.
Identifiers: OHIO; TOLEDO