ERIC Number: ED021717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Status and Trends of Elementary School Science in Iowa Public Schools, 1963-1966.
Snoble, Joseph Jerry
This study involved an investigation of elementary school science programs in three samples of 17 Iowa public school districts selected on the basis of enrollment and geographical location. The purpose of the investigation was to measure any changes in course content, emphasis, curriculum patterns, local planned curriculum, classroom methods, facilities and materials of instruction, administration of science programs, and teacher background and experience that may have occurred in the three-year period 1963-1966. Significant changes were noted in the three groups selected--small, medium and large schools--but the pattern was somewhat different in each. Although some changes that occurred agreed with the new science teaching philosophy, more changes were in contrast to it. A majority of factors investigated did not change over the three-year period, the impact of the state curriculum was limited, and teachers basically planned their science programs based on a textbook. (GR)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Evaluation, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Instruction, Instructional Materials, Program Evaluation, School Surveys, Science Facilities
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Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City.