ERIC Number: ED219284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Science Teaching in the Secondary Schools of New Jersey 1981-82.
Sousa, David A.; And Others
Questionnaires were sent to 382 public and non-public New Jersey secondary schools to determine the status of science teaching during 1981-1982. Survey results (with 55% response) are reported for general information (staffing, certification, teaching duties, and others), supervisory personnel, subject matter organization, textbooks used, second year courses, and science electives. Highlights focus on percentage of students taking science (increase from 61.9% in 1978 to 67.0% in 1982), field trips, reimbursement for conferences/conventions, teaching load and non-teaching duties, paid laboratory assistants, staff decreases (due to teachers accepting positions in business/industry and declining enrollments), supervisor experiences, supervising teaching load, supervisor certification, supervisors and evaluation of personnel, advanced placement programs, second year courses, instructional time, double lab periods (decreasing in biology, chemistry, and physics), program and program use (decrease in use of science course improvement project materials- BSCS, Chem Study, Project Physics, PSSC Physics, and ESCP Earth Science, and increase in IPS, Modern Physics, and Modern Chemistry), and earth science, physical science, biology, chemistry, and physics textbooks used in 1969, 1974, 1978, and 1982. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey Science Supervisors Association.
Identifiers: New Jersey