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Current Research in Elementary School Science


reviewed by R. C. Sharma 1972

coverTitle: Current Research in Elementary School Science
Author(s): David L. Williams, Wayne L. Herman
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Science educators today are greatly con­cerned with improving science teaching at the elementary level. Though much headway has been made during the last decade, many crucial questions still remain unanswered, for example: What specific behavioral objectives must be developed in children at the elementary stage? What methods and techniques are best suited to achieve those objectives? How can we measure them effectively? Current Research in Elementary School Science is a compilation of several impor­tant reports of research done in the field of elementary science teaching. Though the conclusions that are drawn do not give us any final answers, they do provide many ideas and material for further ex­perimentation and research. The articles are classified into seven sec­tions: "The Objectives of Science Educa­tion," "The Teaching-Learning Process," "Learning Concepts," "Process of Think­ing and Problem Solving," "Instructional Materials," "The Pre-Service Instruction of Elementary School Teachers of Sci­ence," and "The Improvement of In-Service Science Instruction for Elemen­tary Education." Although the most crucial question in teaching science is deciding what objec­tives we want to achieve, the studies... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 73 Number 3, 1972, p. 464-465
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1635, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 5:16:48 AM

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