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Hurd, Paul De Hart; And Others – American Biology Teacher, 1980
Describes aspects of the current status of biology teaching at the pre-college level, from an analysis of data collected from three NSF surveys, the NAEP, current textbooks, and other sources. Discusses previous and prospective viewpoints regarding goals of biology education, its curriculum, teachers, laboratory, and contemporary status. (CS)…
Descriptors: Biology, Educational Research, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Curriculum
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Trowbridge, Leslie W. – American Biology Teacher, 1973
Discusses the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress survey of knowledge, skills, and attitudes in science. Reports and comments on the findings relating to black students, sex differences, geographical differences, parents' education, and neighborhood influences. Summarizes some of the broad implications of the study for…
Descriptors: Black Achievement, Evaluation, Knowledge Level, National Competency Tests
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Kahle, Jane Butler – American Biology Teacher, 1979
Presents a discussion of the problem of the decline in science achievement of students as it relates to the reluctance of teachers to adopt innovative teaching techniques and take advantage of the results of research. (BB)
Descriptors: Biology, Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education