ERIC Number: ED347059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Declines in Science Achievement: Implications for Public Education.
Hogan, Robert P.
A major difficulty in trying to improve the level of achievement in public schools in the United States is that there is little consensus on the nature of the causes or the solution to the current educational problems. The variety and range of proposed solutions have grown as the inability of schools to restore science achievement has become more evident. This research focuses on changes in four of the variables related to science achievement: teachers, students, curricula, and school grades. The research examines: (1) meta-analyses of the effectiveness of the innovative science curricula on students' achievement; (2) research on changes in teacher and student characteristics between 1957 and 1990; (3) the educational literature on the changes in the goals of public education during this same period; and (4) changes in student achievement. The topics of teacher reforms, science textbooks, drop-out prevention programs, student standards, parental involvement, school accountability, schools of choice, year-round schools, and corporate partnerships are discussed. (KR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (Lake Geneva, WI, April 7-10, 1991).