ERIC Number: ED084144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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A Survey of Science Teaching in the Public Secondary Schools of the New England, Mideast, and Southwest States of the United States.
Buckeridge, Ellen C.
This study examined the science curricula of approximately 900 public secondary schools, as well as the possible relationship of attendance at National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored teacher-training institutes, on selected science teacher factors and teaching practices. A unique stratified random ssmpling procedure, as well as the questionnaires used as instruments for data collection, were developed by members of the Faculty of Science and Mathematics Education at The Ohio State University for use in the National Survey of Science Teaching made concurrently with this study. Five of the six hypotheses examined involved identifying possible significant relationships between science teachers' attendance at NSF institutes and selected learning activities. The sixth sought to identify significant relationships between teacher characteristics and predictor variables in the teaching of science in secondary schools. Descriptive analyses were made, as well as analyses using chi-square contingency tables and simple correlation matrices. The descriptive analysis did provide current and accurate information describing the science teaching practices and conditions as existed in the three regions. A number of significant relationships were identified between attendance at Summer and In-service NSF Institutes and science teachers' use of the various learning activities suggested. (EB)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Institutes (Training Programs), Instruction, Science Programs, Science Teachers, Secondary School Science, Surveys, Teacher Background, Teacher Qualifications
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University