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Hurd, Paul DeHart – American Biology Teacher, 2001
Defines the changes in the nature of biology during the past 50 years and relates biology to science education. Argues that biology curriculum should focus on human beings and the realities of life and living. (YDS)
Descriptors: Biology, Educational Change, Science Curriculum, Science Education
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Hurd, Paul DeHart – American Biology Teacher, 1970
Descriptors: Biology, Environmental Education, Inquiry, Objectives
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Hurd, Paul DeHart – American Biology Teacher, 1971
Biology ought to be taught within the context of human culture; "man" can be the "type animal." Consideration should be given to questions of race, population, food resources, environmental quality, intelligence, genetic engineering, and organ transplants. (AL)
Descriptors: Biology, Cultural Influences, Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Hurd, Paul DeHart – American Biology Teacher, 1977
Emphasizes the need to include courses of human biology in the science curriculum. (SL)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Biology, Curriculum, Elementary School Science
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Hurd, Paul DeHart – American Biology Teacher, 1979
Discusses the back-to-basics issue and how parents and biology educators respond to it. The reason for the back-to-basics issue and the determination of the basics in biology are also discussed. (HM)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Biology, Community Change, Curriculum Development
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Hurd, Paul DeHart – American Biology Teacher, 1989
Discussed are the needs and objectives that should be evolving in biology education to meet the needs of modern students. Stressed are the principles of curriculum integration, relevance, cultural fitness, and adaptation. Directions for educational reform are described. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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Hurd, Paul DeHart; Kormondy, Edward J. – American Biology Teacher, 1983
Discusses preparation of secondary school biology teachers in China. Topics addressed include admission, orientation of prospective teachers, scheduling, teacher preparation curriculum, and inservice education. (JN)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Biology, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education
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Hurd, Paul DeHart – American Biology Teacher, 1981
Describes aspects of biology education in China, discussing school organization, science curriculum at primary and secondary levels, biology curriculum, environmental education, biology instruction, Chinese students, school factories, informal science education, popularization of science, college entrance requirements, and preservice and inservice…
Descriptors: Biology, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Hurd, Paul DeHart – American Biology Teacher, 1976
Analyzes several factors in an impact study of Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) and states that its major impact has been to make curriculum change respectable. (LS)
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Instruction