ERIC Number: ED073026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov-22
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The 1970-71 Study on the Status of Pre-College Psychology in the State of Florida: Final Report.
Stahl, Robert J.; Casteel, J. Doyle
Procedures and findings of a survey conducted in 1970-71, relative to the teaching of psychology in Florida secondary schools, are reported here. The objectives of the study were to obtain a broad range of information and relevant data pertaining to the status of psychology and to determine the needs of teachers for materials and audiovisual instructional aides which they would like to have available for use in their classrooms. A questionnaire designed and distributed to 347 Florida secondary schools, of which 217 (62.5%) returned the questionnaires, revealed that psychology as a separate course of study was taught in 140 schools; that 12,519 students were enrolled in specific psychology courses of at least one semester; 19,779 students enrolled in separate psychology courses ranging in length from six weeks to one year; the average teacher of psychology had 22.7 hours of college background in psychology and felt this was adequate; psychology courses were offered primarily as electives and offered to 11th and 12th graders; and psychological subject matter was taught in other courses. A major conclusion showed that an overwhelming number of teachers desired assistance in improving the quality of their courses, needing new and various kinds of materials and information to help them teach their courses. (Author/SJM)
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Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. P. K. Yonge Lab. School.
Identifiers - Location: Florida