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ERIC Number: ED541331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1920
Pages: 105
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Natural Science Teaching in Great Britain: Report of the Committee Appointed by the Prime Minister to Inquire into the Position of Natural Science in the Educational System of Great Britain. Bulletin, 1919, No. 63
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
This committee was appointed in August, 1916, and consisted of 17 members who are eminent in the educational, scientific, and commercial life of the nation. The committee was tasked "to inquire into the position occupied by natural science in the educational system of Great Britain, especially in secondary schools and universities, and to advise what measures are needed to promote its study, regard being had to the requirements of a liberal education, to the advancement of pure science, and to the interests of the trades, industries, and professions which particularly depend upon allied sciences." A large part of the information on which this report was based was obtained in answer to questionnaires addressed to schools, universities, and industrial firms. Following a list of the committee members and an introduction, this bulletin presents the following topics: (1) Secondary, elementary, and technical education (the position of science in secondary schools; general education in a secondary school; inspection of schools; the first school examination; content of the science course, 12-16; content of the science course, 16-18; the second school examination; teachers of science in secondary schools; laboratory accommodation, equipment, and libraries; science in elementary schools; and technical education); (2) Professional education (medicine; pharmacy; engineering; science in relation to agriculture; the chemical industries; and Army and Navy); (3) University education (introduction; admission to universities; compulsory Greek at Oxford and Cambridge; admission of over-age candidates; entrance scholarships at the universities; university fees; pass degrees in science at Oxford and Cambridge; degree courses; the place of original research in university education; postgraduate research scholarships; relation between the departments of pure and applied science; provision for staff, buildings, and equipment; stipends of university teachers; relation of universities to secondary schools; the Scottish universities; and adult education); (4) Supply of trained scientific workers for industrial and other purposes; and (5) Summary of principal conclusions. Appended to this document are: (1) Questionnaire Addressed to Public Schools; (2) Questionnaire to Chemical Manufacturers; (3) Questionnaire to Engineering Firms; (4) Questionnaire Addressed to Representatives of Agriculture; and (5) Questionnaire Addressed to Universities and University Colleges in Great Britain. An index is also included. (Contains 7 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom