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ERIC Number: ED011064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 211
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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DIFFERENCES IN AIMS OF HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE TEACHERS OF CHEMISTRY.
D'AGOSTINO, BROTHER C. JOSEPH
AN INVESTIGATION WAS MADE OF THE ARTICULATION GAP WHICH RESULTS FROM THE LACK OF COMMUNICATION IN CHEMISTRY EDUCATION BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS AND COLLEGE INSTRUCTORS OF FIRST-YEAR COURSES, AND FROM A LACK OF AGREEMENT ABOUT THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF CHEMISTRY COURSES AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL. ELIMINATION OF THIS GAP WAS CONSIDERED BY THE INVESTIGATOR TO BE NECESSARY TO PROVIDE STUDENTS A SEQUENTIAL EDUCATION. TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT OF THE GAP AND THE FACTORS CONCERNED, 3,000 QUESTIONNAIRES WERE DISTRIBUTED NATIONWIDE TO THREE SEPARATE GROUPS--1,000 TO HIGH SCHOOL CHEMISTRY TEACHERS, 1,000 TO FIRST-YEAR COLLEGE CHEMISTRY PROFESSORS, AND 1,000 TO FIRST-YEAR COLLEGE CHEMISTRY STUDENTS. RESPONDENTS RATED NUMEROUS ASPECTS OF CHEMISTRY INSTRUCTION ON A THREE-POINT SCALE OF IMPORTANCE. THE AUTHOR THEN RANKED EACH ITEM IN ITS ORDER OF IMPORTANCE ACCORDING TO THE NUMBER OF RESPONDENTS IN EACH GROUP WHO HAD RANKED THAT ITEM AS "VERY IMPORTANT." THREE RESULTING LISTS WERE STATISTICALLY COMPARED, AND THE DIFFERENCES IN RESPONSE BETWEEN THE TWO GROUPS OF TEACHERS WERE TESTED AT THE .01 LEVEL. OF THE 10 AREAS IN WHICH THE TWO GROUPS DIFFERED MOST, SEVEN WERE SHOWN TO HAVE STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES. THE AUTHORS CONCLUDED THAT A SIGNIFICANT DISAGREEMENT EXISTS BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE CHEMISTRY TEACHERS REGARDING OBJECTIVES AND CURRICULUM FOR HIGH SCHOOL CHEMISTRY CLASSES. (LB)
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Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. School of Education.
Identifiers: New York (New York)