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ERIC Number: ED141069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Pages: 56
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Reference Count: 0
Societal Factors in the Teaching of Chemistry.
Cheek, William Edward
The purpose of this study was to show that societal problems such as energy and pollution should be included as a central and underlying theme in a college chemistry course. A questionnaire was administered to 156 college students in science and technology to determine whether the students felt that they would be more highly motivated in chemistry if the subject matter frequently involved the topics of energy and pollution. Using Chi-square and t-test statistics, it was shown that students of all ages in the study considered energy and pollution to be the most critical of all societal problems included in the questionnaire. Other results of the questionnaire showed that the students were interested in practical applications of chemical principles and that they preferred a laboratory with emphasis on both principles and applications. (MH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University; Contains occasional marginal legibility