ERIC Number: ED227076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-1
Reference Count: 0
An Overview of Science Education in the United States and Selected Foreign Countries.
Hurd, Paul DeHart
This report, on science education in the United States, East Germany, West Germany, China, Japan, and the USSR, has 12 chapters. Chapter 1 presents an overview of precollege science education in the United States from 1940 to 1970. In chapter 2, the status of science education from 1970 to 1980 focuses on elementary and secondary school science instruction, trational science curriculum, science instruction in all the countries, and science enrollments and school requirements. Chapter 3 presents information on science facilities. Chapter 4 summarizes findings about science teachers, problems of science teacher supply and demand, and inservice education and professional development for science teachers. In chapter 5, a comparison is made between nonschool science education in the United States and the selected foreign countries, and similar comparison is presented in the 6th chapter on instructional practices in science teaching. Science achievement and students' attitudes toward science are compared in the 7th chapter. The discussion in chapter 8 deals with differences and similarities of parental attitudes toward science education in the United States and other countries. A global view of research and development in science education is offered in the 9th chapter. In the 10th and 11th chapters, problems, issues, and concerns in science education in the United States and actions being taken are examined. The final chapter offers a synoptic overview of science education in foreign countries. (JD)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Resources, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Human Resources, Nonschool Educational Programs, Parent Attitudes, Science Curriculum, Science Facilities, Science Instruction, Science Materials, Science Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Supply and Demand
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Excellence in Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: China; East Germany; Japan; National Commission on Excellence in Education; United States; USSR; West Germany