ERIC Number: ED070652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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European Curriculum Studies No. 3: Biology.
The Committee for General and Technical Education of the Council of Europe has initiated several projects to study, compare and evaluate curriculum materials used in the member nations. This publication, a result of such attempts, was prepared after making a survey of the status of biology teaching at the upper secondary school level in 19 member countries--Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Federal Republic of Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Austria, and Malta. The study was concerned with the aims and objectives, program content, teaching methods, evaluation and assessment, and future trends in the development of curricula for the gifted at the upper academic secondary level. Questionnaires were designed on these aspects of biology teaching and completed by each member country. The report, with a number of tables and appendices, is divided into five separate chapters. General conclusions and recommendations are included in a separate section. In almost all countries, the status of biology is inferior to that of either physics or chemistry. With the recent changes in syllabi in these countries for more emphasis on genetics, cytology, ecology, developing skills and modes of thought for scientific study, the position of biology is improving gradually. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).