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ERIC Number: ED098031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 188
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Content Involving Scientists in Selected Secondary School Science Textbooks of New and Traditional Curricula Published During 1957-1970.
Reeder, Robert Edward
Forty-five textbooks of biology, chemistry, and physics (new and traditional curricula) were analyzed for the extent to which they devoted words to scientists. Each scientist named in each text was identified, and word counts were established for the total words devoted to each scientist and the number of these words which were humanistic by the definition accepted for this study. Summary data were developed regarding: total individual scientists named, average distribution of scientists within five historical periods, and the top 10 scientists named in the series (identified as the 10 which had the greatest number of words devoted to them.) Summary data for the subject area groups of texts and groups of new and traditional curricula texts were developed. Findings showed that most of the text series from all three subject areas were found to have increased in the number of words devoted to scientists during the period 1957-70. The new curricula text series in biology and physics showed higher totals than the traditional texts. Traditional chemistry texts contained many more total words, humanistic words, and a larger number of scientists than did the newer texts, a condition opposite that for biology and physics. (Author/EB)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, The University of Nebraska