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ERIC Number: ED012233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 369
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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RETHINKING SCIENCE EDUCATION, THE FIFTY-NINTH YEARBOOK OF THE NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION, PART I.
BARNARD, J. DARRELL
CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN SCIENCE EDUCATION ARE REVIEWED IN THIS YEARBOOK OF THE NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION. THE ROLE OF SCIENCE IN OUR CULTURE AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO THE HUMANITIES AND TO SOCIETY ARE DISCUSSED. THE OBJECTIVES OF SCIENCE TEACHING ARE CONSIDERED FROM THE VIEWPOINTS OF THE RESEARCH SCIENTISTS, THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR, THE COLLEGE DEAN, THE INDUSTRIAL RESEARCHER, AND THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST. A SURVEY OF LEARNING THEORY INCLUDES INFORMATION RELATED TO CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT, CRITICAL THINKING, AND SCIENTIFIC ATTITUDES AND METHODS. THE NATURE OF CREATIVITY, SOCIAL ATMOSPHERE, AND PERSONALITY ARE ANALYZED AS FACTORS INFLUENCING THE CAREER CHOICES OF SCIENTISTS. CHAPTERS DEALING WITH SECONDARY SCHOOL SCIENCE ARE CONCERNED WITH THE EXISTING STATUS AND WITH THE IMPROVEMENT OF PROGRAMS BY MEANS OF CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND REORGANIZATION THROUGH THE COOPERATIVE EFFORTS OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS, AND PROFESSIONAL GROUPS. CHAPTERS DEALING WITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE CONSIDER (1) EXISTING PROGRAMS, (2) PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, AND (3) TEACHING AND EVALUATION. A SECTION ON COLLEGE SCIENCE DESCRIBES CURRENT TRENDS AND TEACHER EDUCATION FOR GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES. SECTIONS ARE DEVOTED ALSO TO (1) CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, (2) SUPERVISION, AND (3) FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT, AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS. CHAPTERS ON TEACHER EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH CONTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT (1) SCIENCE IN THE GENERAL EDUCATION OF TEACHERS, (2) SUBJECT MATTER COURSES, (3) PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION, AND (4) OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIVIDUAL PROFESSIONAL IMPROVEMENT. FINAL CHAPTERS DESCRIBE NEEDED RESEARCH AND PROBLEMS AND ISSUES IN SCIENCE EDUCATION. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS, 5750 ELLIS AVENUE, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60637, FOR $4.50 CLOTH, $3.75 PAPER. (AG)
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Authoring Institution: National Society for the Study of Education, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)