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ERIC Number: ED020752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 38
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Reference Count: 0
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THE USE OF SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION IN THE UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING OF PSYCHOLOGY. APA-PSIEP REPORT NO. 17.
American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO OBTAIN A GENERAL IDEA OF (1) THE CHARACTERISTICS OF PERSONS ENGAGED IN TEACHING PSYCHOLOGY AT THE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL, (2) THE SOURCES THEY USED IN ORGANIZING THEIR COURSES, AND (3) THE NATURE OF THEIR PREPARATION FOR A SINGLE LECTURE. THE SAMPLE WAS TAKEN FROM THE FACULTIES OF 246 UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES THAT WERE A CROSS SECTION OF AMERICAN FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING. THE FINDINGS ARE PRESENTED UNDER THE HEADINGS--(1) ACADEMIC BACKGROUND, (2) PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND, (3) UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING, (4) RESPONSIBILITIES IN ADDITION TO UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING, (5) INFORMATION NEEDS ASSOCIATED WITH PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES, (6) INFORMATION SOURCES UTILIZED BY TEACHERS OF UNDERGRADUATE COURSES, (7) SOURCES FOR INFORMATION FOR LECTURE, (8) INFORMATION PROBLEMS, (9) CHARACTERISTICS OF TEACHERS TEACHING DIFFERENT SUBJECT-MATTER COURSES AND THEIR USE OF SOURCES OF INFORMATION, (10) CHARACTERISTICS AND SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES OF TEACHERS, (11) INFORMATION SOURCES USED BY TEACHERS, AND (12) DIFFERENCES IN PROFESSIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF TEACHERS AND IN THEIR INFORMATION PRACTICES ASSOCIATED WITH STATUS OF SCHOOLS GRANTING THEIR HIGHEST DEGREE AND CURRENTLY EMPLOYING THEM. HARD COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM THE APA'S PROJECT ON SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION EXCHANGE IN PSYCHOLOGY, 1200 SEVENTEENTH STREET, N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036. (RP)
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Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
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