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ERIC Number: ED053977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 396
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A Survey of Science Teaching in the Public Secondary Schools of the Great Lakes and Far West Regions of the United States in the 1970-71 School Year.
Chin, Long Fay
This is the first part of a national study on science instruction in secondary schools of the United States. Questionnaires (copies appended) sent to the principal and to a randomly selected science teacher in 2,019 public secondary schools, selected by multi-stage random samples of Great Lakes and Far West region schools, provided information about practices, procedures, policies and conditions concerning science education. Data received by July 1, 1971, (approximately 45 percent response) were analyzed. The results include data on science curriculum improvement project adoption, utilization of federal funds, environmental education programs, science teacher qualifications, teacher attendance at summer and other institutes, teaching methods, availability of audio-visual and science equipment and supplies, and teacher satisfaction. Contingency tables show significant relationships of school enrollment with school organization, utilization of federal funds, use of science consultants, sponsorship of science clubs, type of science course, available equipment, and teacher characteristics and satisfaction. (Author/AL)
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Note: Ph.D. dissertation, Ohio State University