ERIC Number: ED023598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Commission on Science Education Newsletter, Volume 4, Number 2.
Dasbach, Joseph M.
Discussed are two studies undertaken by the Commission: The Cost of Material Study and The Science-Mathematics S"udy. Early plans in The Cost of Material Study were to specifically tabulate costs of introducing and maintaining each of eight "new" science courses in elementary and junior high schools. This was abandoned in favor of tables presenting information relative to material availability, organization of equipment, relative percentage of materials to be purchased locally, types and uses of printed material, and other miscellaneous information. The Science-Mathematics Study sought to evaluate the effect of the "new" science and mathematics programs on students and teachers. Findings and conclusions are reported in the newsletter. Generally the findings are favorable. Principal negative feedback concerned the lack of coordination between mathematics and science programs. (BC)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Program Evaluation, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Equipment, Science Materials, Secondary School Science
American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1515 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005.
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Authoring Institution: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: American Association for Advancement of Science; Commission on Science Education; National Science Foundation