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ERIC Number: ED019213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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THE EDUCATION OF A PHYSICIST. AN ACCOUNT OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE EDUCATION OF PROFESSIONAL PHYSICISTS, LONDON 15-21 JULY 1965.
BROWN, SANBORN C.; CLARKE, NORMAN
CONTAINED IN THIS BOOK ARE INTERPRETATIONS OF PAPERS AND DISCUSSIONS PRESENTED AT THE "THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE EDUCATION OF THE PROFESSIONAL PHYSICIST" WHICH WAS HELD IN LONDON IN JULY, 1965, AND WAS ATTENDED BY REPRESENTATIVES FROM 25 COUNTRIES. THE MATERIAL WAS EDITED, AND ORGANIZED TO STRESS THE ESSENTIAL DIFFERENCES IN POINT OF VIEW EXPRESSED BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE VARIOUS COUNTRIES. THE MATERIAL IS ORGANIZED INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES--(1) FIRST-DEGREE COURSES, (2) SPECIAL PROBLEM AREAS, (3) PRACTICAL WORK, FILMS, AND TELEVISION, (4) TECHNICAL UNIVERSITIES, (5) RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN GOVERNMENT, INDUSTRY, AND THE UNIVERSITY, (6) SESSION PROGRAM, AND (7) PARTICIPANTS. ADOPTED BY THE CONFERENCE ARE SIX RESOLUTIONS WITH WHICH THE VOLUME CONCLUDES. THE CONFERENCE (1) FEELS THAT A BROAD EDUCATION IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS SHOULD PRECEDE SPECIALIZATION, (2) FAVORS THE INTERCHANGE OF STUDENTS AND TEACHERS BETWEEN DIFFERENT UNIVERSITIES AND DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AT ALL SUITABLE LEVELS, (3) WISHES TO DRAW ATTENTION OF ALL COUNTRIES TO RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TEACHING OF SCIENCE, AND OF PHYSICS IN PARTICULAR, (4) STRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF MATHEMATICS FOR THE BEST ENLIGHTENMENT AND SYNTHESIS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL IDEAS OF PHYSICS, (5) EXPRESSES THE VIEW THAT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PHYSICS IT IS HIGHLY DESIRABLE THAT UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS SHOULD PERMIT APPOINTMENT OF SCIENTISTS WITHOUT LIMITATIONS ON FORMAL EDUCATION AND NATIONALITY, AND (6) FAVORS MEASURES DESIGNED TO INCREASE EFFECTIVE SCIENTIFIC CONTACT BETWEEN UNIVERSITY PHYSICS DEPARTMENTS AND INDUSTRIAL AND GOVERNMENTAL LABORATORIES FOR BOTH TEACHING AND RESEARCH. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM M.I.T. PRESS, 50 AMES STREET, ROOM 741, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS 02142. (DH
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Identifiers: England (London)