ERIC Number: ED543988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1962
Reference Count: 0
Research in the Teaching of Science, July 1957-July 1959. Bulletin, 1962, No. 3. OE-29000-59
Obourn, Ellsworth S.; Blackwood, Paul E.; McKibben, Margaret J.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
For more than a decade the U.S. Office of Education and the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) have collaborated in preparing an annual summary of research in the teaching of science. The present bulletin, under the same collaboration, begins a new series in which each successive issue covers a 2-year period; its purpose, as before, is to make summaries of selected research available to school personnel and research workers. In collecting, analyzing, and interpreting the research in science education over the biennium July 1957 to July 1959, the National Association for Research in Science Teaching and the U.S. Office of Education sought to focus on some of the areas of science education in which known problems exist. The present bulletin summarizes published studies discovered through a careful search of the pamphlet and periodical literature of the biennium, and also unpublished studies discovered through a questionnaire jointly developed by the U.S. Office of Education and the NARST and mailed to more than 1,200 institutions officering graduate work in science education. It discusses the challenges to the improvement of science education, and the avenue to the improvement of research in the area. Sections on research studies in elementary school, secondary school, and college science each provide: (1) introduction; (2) analysis; (3) interpretation; (4) selected abstracts; and a list of the studies. Guidelines and recommendations for improvement conclude the document. (Contains 25 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Research, Science Education, Science Instruction, Research Projects, Pamphlets, Periodicals, Literature Reviews, Questionnaires, Educational Improvement, Science Course Improvement Projects, College Science, Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science, Guidelines, Educational Needs
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)