ERIC Number: ED040854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-7
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Colorado Elementary Science Project.
Anderson, Ronald D.; Horn, Jerry G.
This paper is an appraisal of the Colorado Elementary Science Project (CESP), a state-wide program to provide inservice education and assist school districts in the implementation of new elementary school science curricular programs. The University of Colorado and the Colorado State Department of Education cooperated in assisting school districts in their initial introduction of AAAS Science - A Process Approach, Elementary Science Study, and Science Curriculum Improvement Study. Selected elementary teachers were trained in the use of a new curricular program over a period of one school year while they were using the new materials with their own students. This was followed by a two-week summer session in which they were prepared to teach other teachers. Results of the evaluation indicate that: (1) one semester inservice course produced a change in the teacher's style of teaching science, (2) the major constraint limiting the full implementation of the new elementary science programs was the quantity of equipment and materials needed, and (3) principals became involved in implementation only if specific efforts were made to get them involved. (BR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder.
Identifiers: American Association for Advancement of Science; Colorado Elementary Science Project; Elementary Science Study; Science Curriculum Improvement Study; Science A Process Approach
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (43rd, Minneapolis, Minn. March 5-8, 1970)