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Cary, William R. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1984
Examines the present state and future of high school chemistry, and whether a crisis exists in chemistry at the high school level. Also proposes a new model for chemistry education and suggests that new materials and sufficient training and retraining are needed to implement new ideas and instructional strategies. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), High Schools
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Schrader, C. L. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1984
Discusses instructional strategies and activities designed to help students learn to recognize patterns and to create models to explain patterns. These include laboratory investigations and an exercise in which students are challenged to find the model used for the classroom seating arrangement. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, High Schools, Models, Pattern Recognition
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Foukaridis, G. N.; McFarlane, L. R. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1988
Notes that criticism of the training offered by universities to future chemists is well documented. Suggests a 17-step model for the planning of a chemistry course that utilizes a competency-based training program. Explains each step and lists sample objectives. (MVL)
Descriptors: Accountability, Chemical Industry, Chemistry, College Science