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ERIC Number: ED064107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 38
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A Study of the Implementation of the Elementary Science Study Program on a System-Wide Basis in the Penn-Harris-Madison Schools.
Baptiste, Hansom Prentice; Turner, John
These aspects of the 1970-71 implementation program for a system-wide elementary school science program are discussed: selection of the elementary science textbook adoption committee and an outline of the committee's responsibilities; review of materials by the selection committee, including a list of general strengths and weaknesses of four textbook series and a list of general strengths and weaknesses of the two process-oriented programs examined (Elementary Science Study (ESS) and Science - A Process Approach); a list of 12 rationale statements expressing why ESS was preferable; implementation, including selection of materials and development of an in-service program; a cooperative school-university workshop designed to develop teacher competencies in inquiry techniques, writing objectives behaviorally, identifying and using process skills, and gaining proficiency with ESS materials; a general evaluation of the first year (1971-72); and recommendations based on the experiences with the implementation program. The appendix includes the evaluation form used for elementary science textbooks or programs, a summary of the evaluation of each textbook or course examined, and the content of the university workshop. (PR)
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