ERIC Number: ED050969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
The Pre-Service Preparation of Secondary School Biology Teachers.
Lee, Addison E.
A total program for the preservice education of secondary school biology teachers is suggested in this document based on a joint committee of the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study and the Commission on Undergraduate Education in the Biological Sciences. Suggestions are made for both the professional education and the biology core components of the program, and some comments on strategies of biology teaching are made. Two possible methods of introducing prospective teachers, through the use of film and tape and by role playing simulations, are described with reference to programs at the University of Michigan and the University of Texas, Austin respectively. Notes on planning and testing school biology courses, on the use of educational technology, and on designing and developing learning material (with emphasis on the laboratory component) are provided. The section on the laboratory work distinguishes, with examples, between laboratory exercises and investigations. Appendices list certification requirements for each state, outline the specific components suggested for a biology methods program, reproduce an instrument for student evaluation of teaching, and list BSCS materials and Invitations to Enquiry. (AL)
Descriptors: Biology, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Laboratory Procedures, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Secondary School Science, Teacher Education
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Authoring Institution: Commission on Undergraduate Education in the Biological Sciences, Washington, DC.