ERIC Number: ED023572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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An Analysis of Elementary Science Handbooks and Their Relation to Science Programs in Three Districts of New York City.
Vinci, Thomas G.
Analyzed were handbooks designed to guide the implementation of a course of study in elementary school science in three districts in New York City. A science survey checklist was designed after interviewing science educators and elementary school teachers. A random sampling (N = 182) of teachers, science specialists, and supervisors in 25 schools in the three districts was taken. Data were analyzed relative to organization and content of handbooks and information concerning procedures, practices, and conditions affecting science teaching. Findings indicated the following needs: (1) orientation procedures for handbook and science program implementation need re-examination, (2) the role of the science co-ordinator requires study, (3) the curriculum and handbooks should be revised to reflect needs and recommendations of the teachers, (4) supply distribution procedures should be improved, (5) in-service training opportunities for teachers should be increased, and (6) methods of acquainting teachers with the variety of resources available should be improved. (BC)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary School Science, Instructional Materials, Science Facilities, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Guides
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York; New York (New York)