ERIC Number: ED026247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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The Status of Science Education in Iowa High Schools
Crawley, Harold B., Jr.
Compared was the status of science education in high schools in the state of Iowa during the 1957-58 and 1966-67 school years. Data for 1967 were obtained from the State Department of Public Instruction and from visits to 60 schools. Some of the findings related to students and teachers are (1) schools offered more science courses in 1967 than 1958, (2) the percentage of pupils enrolled in science courses in 1967 was nearly the same as in 1958, (3) physical science enrollment increased while enrollments in other areas declined, and (4) teachers in the 1967 study had more semester hours in science, more graduate credit in science, and lighter teaching loads. Findings also showed increases in (1) science budgets, (2) use of audiovisuals, and (3) newer texts used. (BC)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Enrollment Trends, Science Education, Secondary School Science, State Surveys, Teacher Characteristics, Textbooks
University Microfilms, 300 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103 (Order No. 68-914, Microfilm $3.00, Xerography $8.60).
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Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City.