ERIC Number: ED101934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Reference Count: 0
Science Teaching in Pennsylvania Public Elementary Schools: A Report.
Bellucci, Joseph T.; And Others
The report states that teachers and administrators are in agreement as to the priorities and objectives in teaching elementary science. However, they strongly disagree regarding the obstacles to achieving effective science instruction. Mutual consensus is urged in this area to improve the science program. The study indicates that in-service programs are needed to provide new teaching procedures and that a long-range program needs to be designed to identify equipment needed, since inadequate equipment and facilities were termed, by teachers, as the major obstacles in science instruction. It is recommended that any new science programs adopted must include the equipment and materials that are an integral part of the program as well as in-service training. Consultants are recommended who would focus on desirable teaching behavior and make resources available. Finally, it is recommended that teachers be members of national and state science organizations as a method of becoming familiar with new programs and information. (BR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Wilkes Coll., Wilkes-Barre, PA. Educational Development Center.