ERIC Number: ED054965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Implementation of a Four-Year Unified, Concept-Centered Science Curriculum for Secondary Schools, Final Report.
Pfeiffer, Carl H.
The unified science program at Monona Grove High School, Monona, Wisconsin, is a four-year, concept-centered program based on the premise that all science is concerned with the nature of Matter and Energy and with matter-energy interactions as a function of Time. The consequence of these interactions is Change and it is this "Process of Change" which is the central theme of the program. This unified program is now in the third year in which all science taught at this school is part of the program. The evidence available at this point, both subjective and objective, indicates that a totally unified approach to science education at the secondary school level is practical and that this approach represents a more effective means of realizing the educational objectives established for the science program, at this high school, than was being achieved by the same staff working through a subject-oriented program. This report includes sections on the philosophy of science education, evolution of the program, criteria for structuring and characteristics of the program, subject content summary, program evaluation, facility development, and conclusions and recommendations. For description of student manuals, see SE 012 308; SE 012 309; and SE 012 149 to SE 012 152. (Author/PR)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Monona Grove High School, Monona, WI.