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Tolman, Marvin N.; Campbell, Milo K. – Science and Children, 1989
Described is a survey of the topical emphases in the science methods courses of 239 teacher education institutions. A list of the topics and how they were rated is included. Elementary science methods textbooks commonly used are listed. (CW)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Powell, Richard R.; Garcia, Jesus – Science and Children, 1988
Reviews research about racial, ethnic, and sexual stereotypes in elementary science textbooks. Describes the demographics of the United States population as of 1980. Compares these demographics to representations in textbooks. Recommends three corrections that need to be made if schools are to attend to the social message in curricular materials.…
Descriptors: Educational Discrimination, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Ethnic Stereotypes
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Kyle, William C.; And Others – Science and Children, 1988
Reports on the progress of the "Science Through Discovery" program of the Richardson (Texas) Independent School District. Results of a study into the program indicate that students have improved their attitudes about science, as well as their decision-making skills regarding technological issues. (TW)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Process Education