ERIC Number: ED077862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Reference Count: 0
High School Physics Teaching: A Report on Current Practices.
American Inst. of Physics, New York, NY.
This study proposed to gather as much material as possible about the teaching of high school physics, including material on classroom teaching methods, the type of instructional material in use, the background and objectives of the teachers, and the students' experience and attitude towards physics. The procedures included prestudy questionnaires of teacher qualifications, lab facilities, and required texts of a sample group of 45 high schools in the northeastern United States. An investigator visited the schools to observe and record classroom activity, interviewed teachers and students, and accumulated checklists of facility and policy requirements. Generalizations about the teaching of high school physics today were drawn. (Included are appropriate analysis tables and samples of the questionnaires and checklists.) (JA)
Descriptors: Physics, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Facilities, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Secondary School Curriculum, Student Attitudes
Information Pool, Education Division, American Institute of Physics, P.O. Box 617, Stony Brook, New York 11790 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, New York, NY.