ERIC Number: ED023571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
History of College Zoology Textbooks in the United States.
Staud, Margaret Crespo
Studied were the characteristics and changes of textbooks used in college zoology instruction in the United States and the relationship of these findings to the development of college zoology instruction. The authors' professional backgrounds, the textbook audience, and the status of zoology and college education at the time each book was written were investigated to evaluate their influences on the writing of the text. This study revealed that changes in zoology textbooks not only affected many aspects of college instruction, but that the changes themselves were influenced by diverse educational and scientific factors. The changes failed to keep pace with advances in science, education, and current needs. Although modern textbooks have attempted to bridge this gap, the needs of future zoology textbooks should be examined in light of anticipated scientific progress. (BC)
Descriptors: College Science, Instruction, Instructional Materials, Science Education History, Science History, Textbooks, Zoology
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY.