ERIC Number: ED093715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Science Teaching in Public Schools of the United States (1971), Volume 1, Secondary Schools.
Schlessinger, Fred R.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to collect "bench mark" data on the teaching of science that could serve as a basis of comparison for trend analysis. The information obtained in this survey presents a description of science teaching practices and selected science teacher characteristics in the United States. Descriptive information obtained in the survey is organized into four sections: (1) introduction, development of questionnaires, sampling procedure, and response to questionnaires; (2) school organization and schedules, financial support, homogeneous grouping, the science curriculum in public secondary schools, science course improvement projects, environmental education, science clubs and fairs, supervisors and consultants, and in-service education; (3) personal characteristics of teachers, teaching assignments, special facilities for science courses, types of science classrooms, ranking of importance of learning activities and grading methods, employment status of teachers, evaluation of factors needed for high quality science programs, and satisfaction with science teaching as a career; and (4) summary and discussion. Appendices include the principal's questionnaire and the science teacher's questionnaire. A second volume in this series will present correlation and multiple regression analyses of this data. (DT)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Environmental Education, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Statistical Data, Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
Ohio State University, Center for Science and Mathematics Education, 244 Arps Hall, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers - Location: United States