ERIC Number: ED061032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Undergraduate Geology: A Strategy for Design of Curricula.
Rhodes, F. H. T.; And Others
The report attempts to assess the broader implications of geology within the framework, and in the development, of society; to review existing undergraduate programs in geology and earth science teacher-training; to analyze the consequent demand and supply for geologists and other earth scientists; and to consider the varying effects and influences of these and other factors on curricular design. Curricula are treated in light of contemporary educational goals and methods; of the topical choices, contrasting emphasis and various forms of geologic education; of the practical aspects of evaluation, implementation and wider relationships of the subject matter; and of the important problems of continuing professional education. Experiments, courses, requirements, and innovations in many colleges are cited to illustrate trends and patterns. A bibliography of 231 articles dealing with undergraduate geology curricula is included. (Author/PR)
Descriptors: College Science, Curriculum Development, Earth Science, Educational Trends, Geology, Program Development, Science Curriculum, Teacher Education, Undergraduate Study
American Geological Institute, 2201 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037 (Free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council on Education in the Geological Sciences, Washington, DC.; American Geological Inst., Washington, DC.