ERIC Number: ED209106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Current Accomplishments and Needs in Science Education.
Yager, Robert E.
A Working Paper, "Science Education: Accomplishment and Needs," published by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) in 1978 was intended as an evolutionary document to be an assessment of the accomplishments and needs of science education perceived at that time. The Working Paper was organized into four major divisions: (1) Introduction; (2) Aims of Science Teaching; (3) Present Conditions of Science Teaching; and (4) Recommendations for the Coming Years. This document is an outgrowth of that earlier Working Paper and reports the views, perceptions, and insights of the science education leadership (100 elementary teachers; 100 secondary teachers; 100 supervisors; 100 teacher educators; and 100 researchers) related to the major divisions of the earlier Working Paper. The NSTA Division of Research used an opinionnaire and written dialogue to survey 500 individuals concerning their level of agreement on the major points of the original Working Paper. The results of this survey are presented. A list of participants and the opinionnaire used are included in the appendices. (DC)
Descriptors: College Science, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Supervision, Science Teachers, Secondary School Science, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers: Science and Society; Science Education Research