ERIC Number: ED354149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting the Relevance & Value of Chemistry: the General Chemistry Program of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Report 06-92.
Redig, K. A.; And Others
Many students face chemistry courses with a sense of fear and foreboding because it is a required course. Yet at the same time, fundamentals of chemistry have become intertwined in countless professions to say nothing of its growing importance in our everyday lives. Educators must bridge this dichotomy between attitude and importance. This paper is the case study of a systematic attempt at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to positively change attitudes while at the same time deepening students' understanding within the discipline of chemistry. The intent of the paper is to present the framework of the Coast Guard program in order to spur others on to further efforts in exciting students with the relevance and importance of the discipline of chemistry. (Author/PR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT. Center for Advanced Studies.