ERIC Number: ED129598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Science Teaching in Public Schools of the United States (1971), Volume 2, Secondary Schools.
White, Arthur L.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to collect a bank of data on the teaching of science that could serve as a basis of comparison for trend analysis. The information obtained in this survey provides a description of science teaching practices and selected science teacher characteristics in the United States. Comparisons with data to be obtained in future studies will help decision makers regarding changes taking place in programs, instruction, facilities, and teacher education. The data are organized according to eight regions of the country: Great Lakes, Farwest, New England, Mideast, Southwest, Rocky Mountains, Plains, and Southeast. A total of 276 variables were included in the data-gathering questionnaires. These variables are reported in one of the following six categories: school organization, scheduling, and enrollment variables; use of resources variables; science course variables; science course improvement project variables; teacher characteristics and background; and teaching practices, preferences, and concerns. The means, standard deviations, and number of responses for each of the variables for each of the regions were computed, and results are given for correlation and multiple regression analyses of selected variables. Both the principal's and the science teacher's questionnaire are included as appendices. (Author/MH)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Research, Instruction, Public Schools, School Surveys, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Statistical Surveys, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.
Note: For Vol. 1 of this series, see ED093715; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document