ERIC Number: ED025403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966
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A Comparison of the Extent to Which the Same Items are Taught in High School College Preparatory Chemistry and in College Freshman Chemistry.
This investigation was designed to help articulate high school chemistry course content with college freshman general chemistry. One hundred high school teachers and 103 college instructors from New England, New York, and New Jersey were involved. Preliminary chemical items, from standard high school texts, were submitted to a panel of five experts. The final list consisted of 199 topics. The first part of the investigation attempted to determine topics common to both the college and high school courses. The second part sought to determine teacher and instructor attitudes toward the inclusion of various items in the high school course. Questionnaires along with the checklist of chemistry topics were sent to the 203 participants. Results indicated that there was a striking amount of duplication of topics taught at both levels. The investigator recommended 135 topics for the high school course and the elimination of 98 topics from the college course, based on the results of the study. (BC)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Course Content, Curriculum, Doctoral Dissertations, Secondary School Science, Teacher Attitudes
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Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA. School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey; New York