ERIC Number: ED072936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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The Development and Evaluation of a Model for Teaching Science in the Elementary School.
Schiele, Paul Ellsworth, Jr.
A model for teaching science in elementary school was developed and evaluated for its effectiveness. The model clarified the philosophical bases, the organizational structure, the curriculum content, and the type of activities to be performed in the classroom. The model was tested for grades one through six in eight schools. A syllogistic approach was used. The transcripts were analyzed to determine if the activities of the model were effective in developing the children's ability to work effectively with thought processes, and in guiding the children's thinking in formulating the generalizations desired. Some of the major conclusions were: (1) the children indicated through their actions, questions and statements that they readily identified the different operations that they were performing, (2) the majority of children demonstrated a significant degree of understanding of the specific precepts and generalizations, (3) the children with different abilities could adapt the sequence of activities to their individual cognitive needs, and (4) the children seemed to have developed an ability of successive scanning and accepting a most tenable hypothesis. (Author/PS)
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Elementary School Science, Science Education
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, United States International University