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ERIC Number: ED069495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 150
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Determination and Comparison of Biological Principles in the Public Press and in BSCS Biology Tests.
Adams, Ruth Helen
The purposes of this study were: (1) to formulate a current list of biological principles to use as a checklist in the study; (2) to utilize the checklist in identifying principles required for reading comprehension of news articles concerning the various areas of biology or biology-related social problems; and (3) to survey the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) textbooks to determine whether the biological principles identified in the public press occurred and to what degree. A checklist of 195 current biological principles was prepared with the aid of past lists and a jury of practicing biologists. Among the conclusions of the study were the following: (1) of the six areas of biology represented in the checklist, ecology received the greatest emphasis in the news and morphology the lease; and (2) there was a close relationship between biological principles found in articles in the public press and in the BSCS textbooks, especially the Yellow and Green versions. (RH)
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