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ERIC Number: ED543757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1950
Reference Count: 0
The Teaching of Science in Public High Schools: An Inquiry into Offerings, Enrollments, and Selected Teaching Conditions, 1947-48. Bulletin, 1950, No. 9
Johnson, Philip G.
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency
This study reports enrollments in general science, biology, chemistry, and physics in public high schools, the additional science offerings, the number of teachers serving these pupils, class size, grade placement of science subjects, time allotments for recitation and laboratory, and troublesome problems related to the teaching of science. The findings are based on data collected for the school year 1947-48. These data were provided by teachers or administrators in a sampling of the Nation's public high schools. The sample, including 755, or 3.15 percent, of the 23,947 public high schools, Negro and white, was a stratified random sample in which the schools were selected according to size and type of school. Of the 755 public high schools, 715, or 94.7 percent, provided information which was used for the purposes of the study. These included 34 schools which provided information included in all but a few sections of the study. There were 18 schools, or 2.4 percent, reported as dropped from the list of high schools through consolidations or other administrative changes. Only 22 schools, or 2.9 percent, failed to respond. The 733 schools that responded constituted 3.06 percent of the public high schools of the United States, and the schools that reported usable data constituted 2.99 percent of the Nation's public high schools. (Contains 32 tables and 4 footnotes.) [Translation of data for this study was done in Research and Statistical Service under the supervision of Robert C. Story. Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Student Placement, Science Instruction, Class Size, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Conditions, High Schools, Enrollment, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Public Schools, African American Students, White Students
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: Federal Security Agency, Office of Education (ED)