ERIC Number: EJ1024182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
The Other Hall Effect: College Board Physics
Sheppard, Keith; Gunning, Amanda M.
Physics Teacher, v51 n6 p364-367 Sep 2013
Edwin Herbert Hall (1855-1938), discoverer of the Hall effect, was one of the first winners of the AAPT Oersted Medal for his contributions to the teaching of physics. While Hall's role in establishing laboratory work in high schools is widely acknowledged, his position as chair of the physics section of the Committee on College Entrance Requirements was contentious and his involvement in launching College Board Physics, what we call the "other Hall effect," has largely been overlooked. This article details Hall's role in the development of College Board Physics.
Descriptors: Physics, Secondary School Science, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Advanced Placement Programs, Science Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A