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ERIC Number: EJ1028491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
A Historical Analysis of the Curriculum of Organic Chemistry Using ACS Exams as Artifacts
Raker, Jeffrey R.; Holme, Thomas A.
Journal of Chemical Education, v90 n11 p1437-1442 Nov 2013
Standardized examinations, such as those developed and disseminated by the ACS Examinations Institute, are artifacts of the teaching of a course and over time may provide a historical perspective on how curricula have changed and evolved. This study investigated changes in organic chemistry curricula across a 60-year period by evaluating 18 ACS Organic Chemistry Exams through the lenses of problem-type, visualization use, content covered, and percentile rankings. For all lenses, the early 1970s emerged as a focal point for change and stabilization of the organic chemistry curricula.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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