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ERIC Number: ED011512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Dec
Pages: 49
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IMPROVING SCIENCE EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES.
GATEWOOD, CLAUDE W.; OBOURN, ELLSWORTH S.
THIS PAPER SUMMARIZES THE CURRENT STATE OF SCIENCE EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES SINCE 1950. THE SEQUENCE OF TOPICS INCLUDES (1) HISTORY OF SCIENCE EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES, (2) RATIONALE FOR CURRICULUM CHANGE, (3) COURSE CONTENT IMPROVEMENT GROUPS AND THEIR ACTIVITIES, (4) PURPOSES AND NEED FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION, (5) CHARACTERISTICS OF SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS, (6) PRIVATE AND POLITICAL AGENCIES AND THEIR ACTIVITIES TO IMPLEMENT CURRICULUM FORM, AND (6) TRENDS AND THE OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE COMMONWEALTH CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF SCIENCE IN SCHOOLS (CEYLON, DECEMBER 9-21, 1963), AND IS PUBLISHED IN THE "JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN SCIENCE TEACHING," VOLUME 1, ISSUE 4, 1963. (RS) SCIENCE TEACHING," VOLUME 1, ISSUE 4, 1963. (RS)
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Identifiers: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study; CEYLON; CHEMICAL BOND APPROACH; NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION; PHYSICAL SCIENCE STUDY COMMITTEE