ERIC Number: ED085218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Summary of Research in Science Education for the Years of 1968-69, College Level Science.
Koran, John J., Jr.
A review of 132 research documents is presented for the purpose of describing and categorizing research and development in science instruction on the college level. The documents are limited to publications, dissertation abstracts, and abstracted research and development reports, primarily appearing during 1968-69. Descriptions are made concerning decision rules for material classification. Descriptive research materials are classified for the theoretical, historical, experimental, and comparative types, including case, questionnaire, and correlational studies. Documents dealing primarily with curriculum, teaching, or learning are grouped into the instructional section. Topical areas include biological sciences, chemistry, physics, integrated science, geology, general science, behavioral science, nature of science, instrument development, student characteristics, and teacher preparation. Research findings are summarized to identify current trends. The author indicates that much greater efforts are necessary in the area of research on teaching and learning science. Besides the reviewed articles, the appended bibliography also includes additional references with some isolated topics in the philosophy of science and in career patterns and projections. (CC)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, College Science, Curriculum, Earth Science, Educational Research, Instruction, Learning, Physical Sciences, Research Reviews (Publications), Science Education, Teacher Education
Ohio State University, Center for Science and Mathematics Education, 244 Arps Hall 43210 ($1.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.
Note: Research Review Series 8