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ERIC Number: ED012251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 100
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE NEW SCHOOL SCIENCE, A REPORT TO SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS ON REGIONAL ORIENTATION CONFERENCES IN SCIENCE.
VIALL, WILLIAM P.; AND OTHERS
INFORMATION ON RECENT CURRICULUM REVISIONS IN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCIENCE IS PRESENTED. THE CHAPTERS INCLUDE MATERIALS FROM PAPERS THAT WERE PRESENTED AT NINE REGIONAL CONFERENCES OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE. THE INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER RELATES CURRICULUM MODIFICATION TO CHANGING SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND CONCOMITANT CHANGES IN THE OBJECTIVES OF EDUCATION. THE ADMINISTRATOR'S ROLE IN BRINGING ABOUT CURRICULUM CHANGE IS ALSO CONSIDERED. SUBSEQUENT CHAPTERS DESCRIBE SPECIFIC SCIENCE COURSE IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS IN EARTH SCIENCE, BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, AND PHYSICS. DESCRIPTIONS GENERALLY INCLUDE (1) BACKGROUND INFORMATION, (2) AN EXPLANATION OF THE THEME OF THE COURSE, (3) THE STUDENT POPULATION FOR WHICH THE COURSE IS INTENDED, (4) MATERIALS PRODUCED, (5) ESSENTIAL FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT, (6) IMPLICATIONS FOR TEACHER EDUCATION, AND (7) FUTURE PLANS. OTHER CHAPTERS ARE DEVOTED TO THE SCIENCE MANPOWER PROJECT, K-12 SCIENCE PROGRAMS, AND ELEMENTARY AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE. A FINAL CHAPTER IDENTIFIES THE RESPONSIBILITY OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS IN SCIENCE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION. TOPICS DISCUSSED ARE MOTIVATION OF PERSONNEL, PLANNING, PUBLIC RELATIONS, INSERVICE EDUCATION, PRODUCTION AND STORAGE OF MATERIALS, COSTS, AND EVALUATION. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS AAAS MISCELLANEOUS PUBLICATION 63-6 FROM THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE, 1515 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE, N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C. 20005, FOR $0.25 (AG)
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Authoring Institution: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: CHEMICAL BOND APPROACH; DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; EARTH SCIENCE CURRICULUM PROJECT; NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION