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ERIC Number: ED055842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Pages: 12
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Trends in Physics Education.
Little, R. N.
A review of the changes in physics education since 1930 includes the beginnings in very practical applied physics. Research-oriented physics received a major impetus from the technological explosion stimulated by World War II. Physical Science Study Committee (PSSC) physics is seen as an outgrowth of rigorous training for research followed by even more rigorous general physics courses in college. Two alternative curricula, R for research physicists and S for non-research students, are proposed. The author feels that no S curriculum now exists. The objectives of such a curriculum are described in terms of the four objectives of the National Assessment of Education Project. A discussion of college physics department priorities in curriculum is then presented at some length with the most vital need stated being the development of a continuously flexible, master plan for physics in education with emphasis on instruction at the various school levels. (TS)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Meeting, February 1971, New York