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ERIC Number: ED090133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 3
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High School Psychology in Oklahoma: 1972.
Hampton, John D.; And Others
In an effort to provide services to the teaching of precollege psychology, the Oklahoma State Psychological Association sponsored a survey of state high schools. Of the 478 questionnaires initiated in November, 1972, 209 (43%) were returned by February 1973. The returns revealed that 112 high schools had a psychology program at the time of the survey. Among the findings are the following: 1) 83% of the teachers emphasize psychology as an approach to understanding life, while only 17% teach it as a science or as a survey of a discipline; 2) 56% of the teachers give objective examinations, while 39% use only essay tests; 3) the majority of the teachers use the lecture-discussion mode (67%), while the others report using lecture (11%), seminar (9%), and laboratory (13%); and 4) a majority use the textbook, "Psychology, Its Principles and Applications" by Engle and Shellgrave. The number of semester hours in psychology, sociology, anthropology, and history completed by the psychology teachers is included. Publications of the Clearinghouse on Precollege Psychology and Behavioral Sciences which gathers and disseminates information to high school teachers are cited in the report. (Author/RM)
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Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma