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ERIC Number: ED011514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 70
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Reference Count: 0
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SCIENCE TEACHING IN THE PUBLIC JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL.
ROGERS, LOLA ERIKSEN
INFORMATION RELATED TO SCHOOL ORGANIZATION, PROCEDURES, PRACTICES, AND CONDITIONS AFFECTING SCIENCE INSTRUCTION IN THE PUBLIC JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS IS PRESENTED. QUESTIONNAIRES SENT TO THE PRINCIPALS OF A RANDOM SAMPLE OF SCHOOLS WHICH INCLUDED GRADES 7, 8, AND 9 WERE USED TO OBTAIN INFORMATION. CATEGORIES OF INFORMATION INCLUDED (1) ENROLLMENT AND ORGANIZATION, (2) INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES, (3) BUDGET, (4) SCIENCE CLUBS AND FAIRS, (5) INSERVICE TEACHER EDUCATION, AND (6) CONSULTANT SERVICE. FOR ANALYSIS OF DATA, SCHOOLS WERE CLASSIFIED AS SMALL, MIDDLE-SIZED, OR LARGE. ALL SCHOOLS OFFERED SCIENCE COURSES AT SOME GRADE LEVEL, BUT NOT ALL SCHOOLS OFFERED THEM AT EACH GRADE LEVEL. THERE WAS AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF SCHOOLS OFFERING SCIENCE AS THE GRADE LEVEL INCREASED. GENERAL SCIENCE WAS THE MOST COMMON SCIENCE COURSE. THE LARGEST SCHOOLS HAD PROPORTIONATELY FEWER SCIENCE TEACHERS THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. NEARLY ALL SCHOOLS USED SCIENCE TEXTBOOKS, BUT ONLY 80 PERCENT USED THEM AT ALL THREE GRADE LEVELS. SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS WERE USED PROGRESSIVELY MORE AT HIGHER GRADE LEVELS. COMBINATION CLASSROOM LABORATORIES WERE THE MOST COMMON FACILITY. MORE THAN 25 PERCENT OF THE SCHOOLS, HOWEVER, DID NOT PROVIDE ANY TYPE OF LABORATORY. OVER 80 PERCENT OF THE SCHOOLS USED NATIONAL DEFIENSE EDUCATION ACT (NDEA) FUNDS TO PURCHASE SCIENCE EQUIPMENT, AND APPROXIMATELY 33 PERCENT OF THE SCHOOLS USED NDEA FUNDS FOR REMODELING BUILDINGS. ABOUT 50 PERCENT OF THE SCHOOLS SPONSORED SCIENCE CLUBS AND SCIENCE FAIRS. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS CATALOG NO-5.229--29067 FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20402, FOR $0.45. (AG)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; National Defense Education Act Title III