ERIC Number: ED056891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
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Biological Sciences Curriculum Study Newsletter Number 45, Teacher Surveys.
Clark, George M., Ed.
This issue of the newsletter contains reports of three surveys of science teachers in addition to a bibliography of references to Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) materials published in the period 1969-71. The major conclusions of the surveys are listed below. The differences between the objectives of Japanese biology and physical science teachers may have been a reflection of their knowledge of new science courses since biology teachers changed their attitudes after exposure to inservice seminars about BSCS materials. Most students in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland study ecology from one to four weeks in tenth-grade biology, 52 percent of the teachers in the sample plan to introduce an "Environmental Science" course or are considering the possibility. Since 45 percent of Hawaii science teachers teaching one of the new science courses (BSCS, CBA, CHEM Study, Harvard Project Physics, ESCP, IPS, TSM) are not trained in the use of the materials, a series of workshops appears to be desirable. (AL)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Bibliographies, Biology, Environmental Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Science Course Improvement Projects, Secondary School Science, Teacher Attitudes
BSCS, P. O. Box 930, Boulder, Colorado 80302 (Free)
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Authoring Institution: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study; Japan