ERIC Number: ED118355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of National Trends in Earth Science Education and the Status of Earth Science Education in Virginia.
Exline, Joseph D.
This study investigated two broad questions: (1) What are the trends evident in status studies of earth science education across the nation and in Virginia between 1964 and 1972 and how do the trends in the nation and in Virginia compare; and (2) With recommendations for pre-service education, in-service education, and certification requirements for earth science teachers in mind, what is the status of earth science education in Virginia during the 1972-73 school year? The investigation of trends in earth science education involved all the secondary students and teachers of earth science in the nation for the period 1964-72, as determined by literature reviews and from the files of national and state agencies. The status study of Virginia earth science teachers involved all those who spend 50 percent or more time teaching earth science. Among findings were: (1) there was an approximately three-fold increase in the number of states requiring certification specifically for earth science between 1964 and 1972, (2) earth science is mainly a ninth-average level course in Virginia, and (3) about 43 percent of the Virginia earth science teachers indicated they planned to leave teaching in the next 5 years. (Author/CP)
Descriptors: Certification, Doctoral Dissertations, Earth Science, Educational Research, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Surveys, Teacher Education, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia