ERIC Number: ED023590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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An Analysis of Selected Junior High School Science Textbooks.
Brown, James Milton
Analyzed were (1) the scientific principles presented in selected science textbooks, (2) individual books and combinations thereof which best present the principles research indicates should be taught in a three year junior high school, and (3) combinations of subjects (general science, earth science, life science and physical science) which present the most comprehensive science program with the least amount of repetition. The literature was researched to determine which scientific principles should be taught in order that a student would receive a general education in science. A master checklist was derived and used in evaluating the textbooks used in Texas junior high schools. The findings indicated, by name, those textbooks best suited to one-, two-, and three-year science programs and those subject combinations best suited to one-, two-, and three-year programs. (BC)
Descriptors: Biology, Doctoral Dissertations, Earth Science, General Science, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Instructional Materials, Physical Sciences, Scientific Principles, Secondary School Science, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation, Textbooks
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Authoring Institution: East Texas State Univ., Commerce.