ERIC Number: ED038752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Science: PROJECT DESIGN. Educational Needs, Fresno, 1968, Number 13.
Williamson, Stanley E.; And Others
The evaluation of future needs for the K-12 science program in the Fresno City Unified School District used four goals for science education published in the Science Framework for California Public Schools. These goals are (1) to develop attitudes that underlie the personal involvement of the individual with his environment, (2) to develop a scientific mode of inquiry, (3) to develop fundamental skills for scientific inquiry, and (4) to develop the knowledge of a body of facts and concepts necessary for further interpretation of the natural world. The experimental design consisted of site visits to 73 schools at the elementary, junior high, and senior high levels. In the elementary and junior high schools, an understanding of these goals by teachers and administrators was highly recommended. The report suggested that the junior high program could be upgraded by providing more science experiences, although more laboratory equipment must be acquired. The senior high program should provide more introductory courses in the physical sciences that are relevant to the noncollege-bound student. A detailed matrix of educational needs for each grade level is contained in the report. The research was conducted as part of PROJECT DESIGN, funded under ESEA Title III. (LN)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Elementary Schools, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Methods, Program Evaluation, Science Education, Science Programs, Secondary Schools, Testing Programs
Fresno City Unified School District, Calif. 93707
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fresno City Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: California (Fresno); Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III