ERIC Number: ED103272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Readings in Science Education for the Elementary School. Third Edition.
Victor, Edward; Lerner, Marjorie S.
This book of selected readings was designed to include articles which give a clear picture of elementary science today and to familiarize preservice teachers with professional journals in education and the teaching of science. This third edition continues to be concerned not only with current thinking, practices, and research in elementary science but with innovations and changes as well. The book maintains a balance between the older key articles presented in previous editions and the newer articles that describe both present and future patterns of thinking in elementary science. The book is organized into eight sections. Section 1 deals with the role of science in the elementary school. Section 2 describes theories of Piaget, Bruner, and Gagne regarding learning and intellectual development in children. Section 3 discusses the major objectives of elementary science and section 4, the prerequisites of an effective program. Section 5-7 deal, respectively, with strategies and innovations, the evaluation of both science learning and the science program, and the need for adequate materials and facilities. Section 8 is committed to science training and supervision for the teachers involved. (Authors/EB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Higher Education, Learning, Program Descriptions, Science Education, Science Materials, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Note: For the second edition, see ED 052 934