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Mayer, William V. – American Biology Teacher, 1990
Presented are ideas for a six-year science curriculum for secondary school science education. Exposure to biology, chemistry, physics, and earth sciences for the purpose of preparing students to enter college is proposed. The integration of the science disciplines during all six years is emphasized. (CW)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, College Preparation, Earth Science
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American Biology Teacher, 1990
The status of science education in the United States from the point of view of the National Association of Biology Teachers is discussed. International comparisons, and the results of education at these levels is described. Suggestions for the improvement of science education are provided. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Educational Improvement, Educational Trends, Elementary School Science
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Wandersee, James H. – American Biology Teacher, 1990
The purpose of this study was to develop a conceptual framework concerning writings about the future of biology education. Methods, procedures, and results are presented. A list of 112 articles about the future found in the journal "The American Biology Teacher" from 1938-88 is included. (CW)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Content Analysis, Elementary School Science
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Rosenthal, Dorothy B. – American Biology Teacher, 1990
Identified are persistent and recurrent patterns in the history of biology education. Major influences and goals of the last century are stressed. Four major aims identified are knowledge, methods, personal, and social. These aims are used as a framework for the discussion. (CW)
Descriptors: Biology, Educational History, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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American Biology Teacher, 1990
Presented is a policy regarding vivisection, dissection, and other use of animals in biology classrooms. Alternative teaching techniques are stressed. The organizational responsibility regarding this issue is discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Altruism, Animals, Biology, College Science