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ERIC Number: EJ796369
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
A Reappraisal of the Status of Introductory Biology Laboratory Education in U.S. Colleges & Universities
Sundberg, Marshall D.; Armstrong, Joseph E.; Wischusen, E. William
American Biology Teacher, v67 n9 p525-529 Nov 2005
In 1993 two of the authors of this article published a survey of introductory biology laboratory instruction in colleges and universities of the U.S. in order to document the status of laboratory instruction, and in particular, the use of inquiry based instruction. In this article, the authors present a survey that examined the changes that may have occurred and the current trends in the use of laboratory instruction. Contrary to the frequent perception that laboratories are being cut from the introductory biology curriculum as a cost saving measure, the responses to this survey suggested that laboratory instruction is alive and perhaps growing more vigorous, although in larger-size classes. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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