ERIC Number: ED393655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Changes in the American Physics Curriculum in High Schools from Revolutionary Times to the Present.
Brekke, Stewart E.
This paper traces the history of physics education in America from the time of the revolution to the present. Various reform efforts, innovations, and movements fostering educational change are described. The evolution of high school physics from its inception in this country from no laboratory work for students to laboratory work and from simple laboratory work to a more sophisticated experience in the laboratory is outlined. The evolution of coursework and texts are also discussed. Contains 24 references. (JRH)
Publication Type: Historical Materials
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