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ERIC Number: ED043514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun-14
Pages: 141
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Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of the Status of the New Elementary Science Programs in Teacher Training Institutions of Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Avdul, Richard N.
This is the report of a study designed to (1) examine the status of teacher-training preparation in the new elementary science programs in methods classes of institutions in Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, (2) identify characteristics of the methods courses, and (3) examine opinions of the instructors about the new science programs. A two-part questionnaire was sent to selected instructors of elementary science methods courses at 118 institutions. Results of the study showed that (1) the AAAS, ESS, SCIS, and MINNEMAST programs are the most widely taught new courses in the methods classes, (2) institutions with greater enrollments expended more funds for science than smaller universities, and (3) 40 percent of the instructors had attended a workshop in the new science programs. Factors influencing the teaching of the new science programs, and in their implementation into the schools were identified. Several recommendations are offered by the investigator as guidelines for additional action and research in the area of new science education. The names of institutions sampled, the distribution of sampling, the questionnaire, and the investigator's correspondence with the institutions are included in the appendices. Bibliography. (LC)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.
Note: Ph.D. Thesis