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ERIC Number: ED084142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 177
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Science Museums and Elementary Teacher Education: Organizing and Implementing Programs in Natural Sciences.
Youngpeter, John Michael
Reported is an investigation of teacher education programs in science museums, program contents, and procedures of planning and implementing, in order to suggest improved ways by which museums wishing to do so can modify existing programs or initiate new ones. Special note was made of the role which science museums have developed and hold in teacher education, especially for elementary teachers in the natural sciences. Information for the study was obtained from the literature and through contact with key personnel of museums. Results indicated that problems which exist with the museum community were those of communication. A "Check List of Considerations for Organizing and Implementing Teacher Education Programs" provided all the major considerations which must be weighed by museum educators/administrators prior to their initiating action to formulate teacher education programs. Forty-nine museum and school personnel were sent this Check List as a test for content validity. Thirty-four were returned, all with positive responses. A "starter curriculum" containing ten topics basic to natural history, with emphasis on the unique contributions science museums can make, were sent to those personnel lacking this type of experience. (Author/EB)
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Note: Ed. D. Dissertation, Columbia University