ERIC Number: ED025435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
The Research on Science Education Survey. The Status of Teacher Education Programs in the Sciences, 1965-1967.
Newton, David E.; Watson, Fletcher G.
A comprehensive survey of programs for preparing science teachers at colleges and universities in the United States was conducted to provide information on the current status of such programs. Analyzed were (1) the practice teaching experience in these institutions, (2) the methods courses in science education, and (3) the characteristics of the instructors of these methods courses. Some 992 institutions were surveyed and 73 per cent of these returned at least a partial response. The two-part questionnaire was directed both to the person responsible for the overall program and to the instructors of the methods courses in the institution. Over 90 tables present information obtained in the survey. (GR)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, College Science, Curriculum, Earth Science, Educational Programs, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Instruction, Physics, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Teachers, Student Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education.