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ERIC Number: ED279500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Priorities, Partnerships, and Plans: Chemistry Education in the Schools. Final Report of the ACS 1984 Chemistry Education Planning Conference (College Park, Maryland, June 1-3, 1984).
American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.
Participants in the Chemistry Education Planning Conference analyzed recent information documenting the many problems facing precollege science education. This document represents the final report of the conference sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS). An overview of the conference is provided along with its initial goals. The problem areas determined by the conference participants were: (1) the preservice and inservice education of teachers; (2) the assessment of teacher competence and student achievement; (3) the content of the curriculum; and (4) environmental factors related to science teaching. For each of these areas specific recommendations were developed. Included are the general conclusions of the conference. They urge that strengthening the teaching of science at the elementary level deserves the most immediate attention. In addition it is recommended that science educators do more to develop community support for science education, that inservice and preservice science teacher education be strengthened, and that teachers should be given more time for preparation. The document also contains a bibliography and a list of the conference participants. (TW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Preservice Teacher Education, School Community Relationship, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Secondary School Science, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement
American Chemical Society, Education Division, 1155 Sixteenth St., NW, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.