ERIC Number: ED028073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study: Its Present Status as Perceived by Certain Biology Teachers in Florida High Schools.
Coley, John Wesley
Two problems were studied: (1) the relationship between current programs of Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) Biology as perceived by certain classroom teachers in Florida and the proposed BSCS program as presented by individuals associated with the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, and (2) the relationship between certain variables, such as teache r characteristics and school status and the implementation of the BSCS program in Florida. Data on the current status and the proposed program of BSCS Biology were obtained by using a Q-sort , with 100 selected teachers responding. A questionnaire was used with the same sample of teachers to study the second problem. Findings revealed a .73 correlation between the current BSCS Biology Programs in Florida, as perceived by the teachers, and the proposed BSCS program. A significant relationship was also found between those teachers who had attended a BSCS training course and those who had a high correlation coefficient value for the type of BSCS program they perceived as being presented in their classroom. (BC)
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum, Doctoral Dissertations, Inservice Teacher Education, Science Course Improvement Projects, Secondary School Science, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
Identifiers: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study