ERIC Number: ED100614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Master's Degree Programs for the Preparation of Secondary Earth Science Teachers.
Passero, Richard Nicholas
Investigated were master's degree programs for the preparation of secondary school earth science teachers. Programs studied were classified as: (1) noninstitute college programs, and (2) National Science Foundation (NSF) institute programs. A total of 289 students enrolled in noninstitute programs contributed data by personal visits and questionnaires. Information received from institute directors also provided data. Courses most frequently offered in the institutes studied were meteorology, mineralogy, oceanography, and astronomy. Recommendations cited for noninstitute programs were: (1) develop programs in specific states, and (2) design programs primarily for inservice teachers with minimal earth science preparation. Recommendations for NSF institutes were: (1) include more cooperative college-school programs, (2) brief instructors on institute objectives, (3) minimize significant differences in science and mathematics background of participants, and (4) encourage membership in professional earth science societies. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Higher Education, Masters Programs, Science Education, Science Teachers, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Teacher Education
University Microfilms, 300 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 70-26,945).
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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