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ERIC Number: ED056863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 317
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A Survey of Science Teaching in the Public Elementary Schools of Two Selected Regions of the United States During the 1970-1971 School Year.
Maben, Jerrold William
This is the first part of a national study on science instruction in elementary schools in the United States. Questionnaires (copies appended) sent to the principal and a randomly selected science teacher in 3342 public elementary schools, selected by multi-stage random samples of Great Lakes and Far West Regions schools, provided information about practices, procedures, policies and conditions concerning science education. Data received by July 1, 1971, (approximately 38 percent response) were analyzed and include information about teacher preparation, school organizational instructional methods, facilities for science, use of federal funds, the adoption of science course improvement project materials, teacher attendance at summer and other institutes, and teacher satisfaction. Chi square values resulting from a contingency table analysis of responses to teacher and principal questionnaires classified by school enrollment are reported. Some significant relationships concerning teacher preparation, use of funds, and facilities available are discussed. Trends since earlier surveys by other authors are discussed. (Author/AL)
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Note: Ph.D. dissertation, Ohio State University