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ERIC Number: ED018361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 1
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THE IMPACT OF CHANGING SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE ON SCIENCE EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1850.
DEL GIORNO, BETTE JOYCE
ANALYZED WAS THE IMPACT OF CHANGING SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE ON SCIENCE EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES FROM 1850 THROUGH 1954. THE OBJECTIVES WERE TO IDENTIFY (1) MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS IN SCIENCE, (2) IMPORTANT EVENTS IN EDUCATION, (3) THE PHILOSOPHICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CLIMATE, (4) THE SCIENCE CURRICULUM AND SUBJECT MATTER, AND (5) THE APPROACH TO SCIENCE TEACHING, AND TO DETERMINE HOW EXTENSIVELY SCIENCE INFLUENCED SCIENCE EDUCATION FOR THE PERIODS UNDER INVESTIGATION. THE STUDY WAS DIVIDED INTO SIX PERIODS WHICH WERE 1850-1870, 1880-1899, 1900-1919, 1920-1934, 1935-1944, 1945-1954. THE MAJOR SCIENCE DEVELOPMENTS IDENTIFIED WERE EVOLUTION, RELATIVITY, THE BIRTH OF GENETICS AND BIOCHEMISTRY, THE ATOMIC REVOLUTION, AND THE BIRTH OF PSYCHOLOGY. THE FIVE MOVEMENTS IN EDUCATION IDENTIFIED WERE THE SCIENTIFIC, PSYCHOLOGICAL, PROGRESSIVE, LIFE ADJUSTMENT, AND SOCIOLOGICAL. SCIENCE TEACHING, CHANGED FROM FACTUAL AND ENCYCLOPEDIC IN 1850-1879, TO FACTUAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IN 1880-1899, TO FACTUAL AND PRACTICAL IN 1900-1919, TO USEFUL AND DESCRIPTIVE IN 1920-1934, TO TECHNICAL AND PERSONAL IN 1935-1944, AND TO SOCIALIZED AND INDIVIDUALIZED IN 1945-1954. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS ORDER NUMBER 68-1334 FOR $5.15 ON MICROFILM, $18.25 XEROXOGRAPHY FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, 300 NORTH ZEEB ROAD, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48103. (DS)
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs.
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