ERIC Number: ED307127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Institute in Physical Science. A Category 1 Spring and Summer Inservice Program for Elementary and Secondary Teachers of Physical Science in the Austin Metropolitan Community. Austin, Texas.
Crawley, Frank E.
The Institute in Physical Science was developed to address the need for updated information and training in physics, chemistry, and technology among teachers of physical science. Five major objectives addressed were to: (1) improve physical science teachers' understanding of fundamental concepts in physics and chemistry; (2) provide physical science teachers with training in the use of the essential elements to teach introductory physics and chemistry concepts included in the physical science course; (3) update teacher's knowledge of recent research findings in physics, chemistry, and science education; (4) inform teachers of the recent research development and manufacturing activities of major science/technology manufacturers located in the Austin metropolitan community; and (5) develop "Physical Science Factsheets" for teachers to use when teaching physical science. The report includes a description of the operation of the project and an evaluation of its effectiveness. Eleven teachers enrolled in the spring program, while 25 teachers were enrolled in the summer program. Courses included Concepts in Chemistry; Concepts in Physics; and Frontiers in Physical Science. Program evaluation data show the participants reported to have achieved, in their opinion, each of its four objectives. (MVL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Science Education Center.
Note: Submitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. For related documents see SE 050 580-582.