ERIC Number: ED096208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-5
Reference Count: N/A
High School Psychology in the United States and Canada: An Anthology of Recent Status Reports.
Stahl, Robert J., Ed.
In response to a need for a systematic national survey of the status of pre-college psychology that would be made available to all interested researchers and teachers, this document presents seven status studies -- one each from Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Montana, Oklahoma, and Ontario. The data most frequently presented in these studies concern types of schools surveyed, length and level of courses offered, students enrolled in courses and their grade levels, teacher characteristics such as hours of college background in psychology, and textbooks used. A concluding article, "High School Psychology in the Pre-CPCP Questionnaire," discusses a standardized questionnaire to be developed by the American Psychological Association Committee on Pre-College Psychology (APA-CPCP). The usefulness of such a questionnaire is suggested by the disparity among items sampled in the independently organized state surveys, exemplified by the seven status reports. A further impetus for the questionnaire is the funding by the National Science Foundation of the APA's Human Behavior Curriculum Project for Secondary Schools which will require accurate and complete information on pre-college psychology. (JH)
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, Educational Status Comparison, National Surveys, Questionnaires, School Psychology, School Surveys, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, State Surveys, Teacher Characteristics, Textbooks
Institute for Development of Human Resources, College of Education, 513 Weil Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 ($5.00 each, paper)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. for Development of Human Resources.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Colorado; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Montana; Oklahoma