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ERIC Number: ED099202
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 301
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An Investigation of Montana's Public High School Physics Program During the 1972-73 School Year.
Dickison, Alexander Kane
It was the purpose of this study to determine the status of physics teaching in Montana secondary public schools in 1972-73. The results of the investigation were compared to earlier studies to determine the progress that had been made in physics since 1959. The study concentrated on teaching objectives and such external factors as enrollment in physics, teaching assignments, teacher preparation in physics, and laboratory and supplemental materials available. Data were collected from the Fall Reports submitted by the school districts, questionnaires sent to all Montana high school physics teachers, and a visitation to 22 randomly selected schools. The return of requested instruments was about 80 percent. Major conclusions included: (1) high school physics was mainly for the better students; (2) the teaching objectives could be generalized to have been traditional, as were the textbooks used; (3) the academic preparation of the teachers had improved in the science and mathematics. The science course improvement projects courses were used as supplementary texts by some teachers. Many still had 15 or less quarter hours in physics. Laboratory facilities had improved slightly. (Author/EB)
University Microfilms, 300 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 74-2066, MF-$5.00, Xerography-$11.00)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Montana