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ERIC Number: ED019247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Pages: 1
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GEOTIMES, NEWS OF THE EARTH SCIENCES.
HOOVER, LINN
IN THIS SPECIAL EDUCATION ISSUE, JOHN SNYDER IDENTIFIES THE NEED FOR RADICAL REVISIONS IN THE TEACHING OF GEOLOGY AND DISCUSSES (1) RESEARCH ON TEACHING OF GEOLOGY, (2) CURRICULUM RESEARCH, (3) INCREASED EXPENDITURES, AND (4) EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC. T. NEVILLE GEORGE COMPARES UNIVERSITY GEOLOGY PROGRAMS IN FRANCE, ENGLAND, AMERICA, GERMANY, AND THE EUROPEAN COMMUNIST COUNTRIES, AND FINDS AMERICAN AND CANADIAN PROGRAMS MOST LIBERAL. EARTH SCIENCE IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS IS ANALYZED BY WILLIAM H. MATTHEWS, III. HE INDICATES THAT THE POPULARITY OF EARTH SCIENCE AS A HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECT HAS INCREASED RAPIDLY, BUT A SERIOUS PROBLEM ARISES FROM A SHORTAGE OF QUALIFIED TEACHERS. IN THE ARTICLE, "GRADUATE STUDENTS--HOW HAVE THEY CHANGED," RICHARD O. STONE WRITES THAT GRADUATE STUDENTS TODAY ARE MORE NUMEROUS AS WELL AS YOUNGER, ARE BETTER PREPARED FOR GRADUATE WORK, AND HAVE HAD BETTER EDUCATION THAN THEIR PREDECESSORS. THEIR PROGRAMS ARE MORE VARIED, RIGOROUS, AND RESEARCH-ORIENTED. THE ARTICLE "EDUCATION FOR FUTURE GEOLOGISTS" BY FRANK B. COUNSELMAN RELATES SOME OF THE DEVELOPMENTS OF GEOLOGY AS A SCIENCE, AND INDICATES TRENDS FOR THE FUTURE. UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION IN GEOLOGY IS SEEN AS BEING EXTENDED TO A 6-YEAR PROGRAM. A UNIFIED CURRICULUM FOR GEOLOGISTS IS DESIRED, EMBODYING (1) A GENERAL EDUCATION BASE, (2) A BROAD SCIENCE BASE, (3) ECONOMICS, AND (4) AN UNDERSTANDING OF PEOPLE. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS GEOTIMES, VOL. 13 NO. 3 FROM THE AMERICAN GEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE, 1444 N STREET, N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C. 20005. (DH)
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Authoring Institution: American Geological Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: CANADA; EARTH SCIENCE CURRICULUM PROJECT; ENGLAND; FRANCE; GERMANY; NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION