Curriculum Reform Movement of the 1950’s and 60’s. Chapter 8: History of Ideas in Science Education Amanda Johnson & Mandi Brooks. How did we get here?. America had an unmet need for scientists and engineers in WWII Soviet launch of Sputnik in October 1957
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Chapter 8: History of Ideas in Science Education
Amanda Johnson & Mandi Brooks
Chemical Education Material Study- 1959
Earth Science Curriculum Project- 1967
Study Elementary Science Study – 1969
Science Curriculum Improvement- 1970
-NSF’s “National Survey”(1977) –
-Suzanne Quick (1978) - effects on commercial textbooks
-CHEM Study Group (1964)- evaluate any changes in enrollment into science classes
Pros: the help of school teachers
Cons: the help of school teachers
…made this effort unmatched in the history of American education.