ERIC Number: ED035566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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The Changing Classroom: The Role of the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study.
Grobman, Arnold B.
The two stated aims of this book are to record the history of the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) and to illustrate the role of an independent national curriculum study group in educational change. Described are the organization of BSCS, the development of policies, and the writing, testing, revision and diffusion of the basic versions and ancillary materials. Procedures and problems of evaluation and of teacher preparation are discussed. The roles played by professional societies, textbook publishers, the National Science Foundation, and the American Institute of Biological Sciences are analyzed. Examples are given of controversies raised by the course, particularly over the teaching of evolution of human reproduction, and also of its impact on biology teaching in other countries. A final summary compares the development of several science course improvement projects and considers the future of such groups. Appendices list people involved in various aspects of the program, BSCS publications, and other literature cited. (EB)
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Evaluation, International Education, Science Education, Science Education History, Secondary School Science, Teacher Education
Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York
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Authoring Institution: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Boulder, CO.