ERIC Number: ED272378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Curriculum Development Projects of the Sixties. R&D Interpretation Service Bulletin. Science.
The reform movement in science education as characterized by the development of new science curricula in the 1960s is analyzed in this information bulletin. An overview of the historical context and the financial extent of the movement is presented. Perspectives on the curricula are offered in a question format. The questions include: (1) what did we learn? (reviewing gains and criticisms associated with the new curricula); (2) how were they different? (enumerating the common characteristics of the new and traditional curricula); and (3) what are the implications for today? (listing recommendations for the improvement of science education). The goals of science education in the 1960s are compared and contrasted to the goals of the 1980s and beyond. A summary statement of the goals of science education and a checklist for assessing whether the goals are reflected in classroom practices are also included. Biology topics and goals are offered as examples. (ML)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Education History, Science Instruction, Science Programs, Secondary School Science
Appalachia Educational Laboratory, 1031 Quarrier Street, P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325.
Publication Type: Reports - General; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.