ERIC Number: ED199031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Comprehensive Assessment of Science Education in the Two-Year College, Volume I: Technical Report.
Hodes, Lance; And Others
In 1978 Congress directed the National Science Foundation to conduct a national needs assessment of science education in two-year colleges. Volume I of the final report describes the design of the study, the findings, and the recommendations. A separate volume, Volume II (SE 033 604), contains appendices which provide supporting materials, as well as supplementary tabulations of data. Part of the evaluation plan involved the selection of colleges, students, and faculty. Invitations to participate in the study were extended to 240 colleges and usable replies were received from 168 of them. Questionnaires were developed to solicit information from three sources - institutional data (supplied by college officials), data from a sample of faculty, and data from a sample of students. This information is presented in three separate chapters, and a final chapter summarized major findings and recommendations. Results of the study revealed that faculty members generally were satisfied with their environment despite heavy teaching loads. Students generally were satisfied with their courses, but often lacked adequate language, study, and math skills. There was evidence of a need for improvement in most fields, particularly a need for better equipment, facilities, and faculty development. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers: Science Education Research
Note: For related document, see SE 033 604.