ERIC Number: ED156513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Case Studies in Science Education, Booklet XV: Executive Summary.
Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation.
This booklet is the last of a series of 16 booklets that together describe and present findings for a study which involved field observations and a survey of science teaching and learning in American public schools during the school year 1976-77. The study was undertaken to provide the National Science Foundation with a portrayal of current conditions in K-12 science classrooms to help make the Foundation's programs of support for science education consistent with national needs. Eleven high schools and their feeder schools were selected to provide a diverse and balanced group of case study sites. One field researcher was assigned to each site and instructed to find out what was happening and what was felt important in science (including mathematics and social science) programs. To confirm findings of the ethnographic case studies and to add special information, a national stratified-random-sample of about 4,000 teachers, principals, curriculum supervisors, superintendents, parents, and senior class students were surveyed. A summary of general educational system findings is given in this booklet in addition to science education findings. Possible action for the National Science Foundation Science Education Directorate is discussed. Sample pages from case studies are included. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation.