ERIC Number: ED313223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Look Who's Coming to School! Changing Demographics: Implications for Science Education. Occasional Paper 89-0.
Vetter, Betty M.
This paper discusses changes related to students that will occur during the next two decades and how they will affect science teacher's considerations of what and how to teach biology. Statistical data are presented for racial/ethnic groups. Some variables influencing the choice of a biology career are reviewed. Hands-on activities, inquiry, and appreciation for the values and methods of science are recommended for biology teaching. Lists 13 references. (YP)
Descriptors: Biology, Career Choice, Futures (of Society), School Demography, Science Careers, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Interests, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science
Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology, 1500 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 831, Washington, DC 20005 (Subscription series, calendar year $55.00 non-member, $40.00 member; single paper $20.00 non-member, $15.00 member).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.
Note: Adapted from a paper presented to the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study Group (Colorado Springs, CO, November 12, 1988). For other papers in this series see SE 051 025-026, and SE 051 030. Graphs may not reproduce well.