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ERIC Number: ED003503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-May
Pages: 191
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THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MOBILE LABORATORY FOR THE IN-SERVICE EDUCATION OF TEACHERS OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS.
DIEHL, T. HANDLEY; RICHARDSON, JOHN S.
TO IMPROVE THE ACADEMIC COMPETENCE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS TEACHERS, A MOBILE LABORATORY WAS DEVELOPED TO PROVIDE INSERVICE EDUCATION. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT PRECEDED THE LABORATORY DEVELOPMENT. THE MOBILE LABORATORY WAS PROVIDED WITH EQUIPMENT, APPARATUS, AND DISPLAYS. SCHOOLS WERE SELECTED AND DESIGNATED AS AN EXPERIMENTAL GROUP AND A REFERENCE GROUP. EVALUATIONS WERE MADE BY MEASURES INVOLVING TEACHERS, STUDENTS, SUPERVISORS, AND ADMINISTRATORS. IN GENERAL THE RESULTS INDICATED THAT THE TEACHERS IMPROVED ACADEMICALLY AND, TO A LESSER EXTENT PROFESSIONALLY. ALSO, THE TEACHING AIDS WERE FOUND TO BE MORE VALUABLE THAN THE LABORATORY AND DEMONSTRATION EQUIPMENT. FINALLY, PROGRESS WAS MADE IN ACHIEVING A CLOSER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE IN THE CURRICULUM FOR THESE TEACHERS. THE IMPLICATIONS FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT WERE THAT A LONGER VEHICLE, NEARLY SELF-CONTAINED, WAS NEEDED AND THAT A GREATER NUMBER OF SPECIALISTS SHOULD PARTICIPATE. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Research Foundation.
Identifiers: COLUMBUS; OHIO