ERIC Number: ED278564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The United States Science Curriculum Case Study.
In this paper, the status and structure of science education in the United States are reviewed and summarized in six major sections. These include: (1) an introduction (placing science education in the context of the school system as a whole and noting the government's role, administration and funding, school types, external examination policies, national plans, and pressures for reform); (2) aims and objectives of science education (identifying four categories of goals); (3) curriculum development and content (examining patterns found in science curriculum programs); (4) teacher education (reviewing the status of pre-service, pre-service science, and in-service science education); (5) science teaching (reporting on current teaching patterns, teaching methods, student assessment systems, supervisory practices, and professional science associations); and (6) other topics (describing the status of and/or practices related to laboratory facilities, equipment and materials, talented students, special groups, computers, and out-of-school science opportunities). Thirty-four footnotes are appended. (ML)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Government School Relationship, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Secondary School Science, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the United States-Japan Seminar on Science Education (Honolulu, HI, September 14-20, 1986). Shaded graph on page 5 may not reproduce clearly.