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ERIC Number: ED011511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 1
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WHY TEACH PHYSICS.
BROWN, SANBORN C.; AND OTHERS
THIS BOOK CONTAINS A SURVEY OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONFERENCE ON PHYSICS IN GENERAL EDUCATION, HELD IN RIO DE JANEIRO IN JULY 1963. THIS WAS THE SECOND CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PURE AND APPLIED PHYSICS. CONFERENCE ADDRESSES, CONSTITUTING THE MAJOR PORTION OF THE TEXT, CONSIDER THE TEACHING OF SECONDARY SCHOOL GENERAL EDUCATION PHYSICS. PARTICIPANTS EXPRESS THE BELIEF THAT PHYSICS SHOULD BE TAUGHT TO ALL STUDENTS FOR ITS CULTURAL VALUE RATHER THAN FOR ITS TECHNOLOGICAL USEFULNESS. SPEECHES RECORDED IN THE VOLUME CONSIDER (1) TEACHING PHYSICS IN UNDERDEVELOPED NATIONS, (2) EDUCATION FOR INTERPRETING THE SCIENTIFIC ENTERPRISE AND EQUIPPING INDIVIDUALS FOR A CHANGING SOCIETY, (3) GOALS OF PHYSICS TEACHING, (4) PLANNING PHYSICS, (5) METHODS FOR TEACHING PHYSICS, (6) RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND CURRICULUM REFORM IN PHYSICS, (7) ATOMIC PHYSICS IN GENERAL EDUCATION, (8) UNESCO AND SCIENCE TEACHING, AND (9) APPARATUS FOR TEACHING PHYSICS. THERE ARE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM BRAZIL, THE UNITED STATES, THE NETHERLANDS, THE UNITED KINGDOM ITALY, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, SWEDEN, AND FRANCE. THE BOOK WAS PUBLISHED BY THE MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY PRESS IN 1964, 97 PAGES, $5.00. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.
Identifiers: Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)