Cooperative scientific survey of secondary research

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<ul><li><p>1. An unusual opportunity exists for a more general recognition of science as a basic subject in secondary education. </p><p>2. In view of the lack of a definite recognition of chemistry as a college entrance subject and in view of the efforts on the part of a great many colleges to bridge high-school chemistry over to college chemistry, a great opportunity exists for a more extended recognition of chemistry as a college entrance subject and an improvement of its teaching in the high schools. </p><p>3. Science and chemistty have become essential requirements in the majority of college curricula. </p><p>4. Science and chemistry are greatly ramified throughout the many fields of higher education, and in each of these fields there is a great di- versity of units required especially with respect to chemistry. </p><p>5. In curricula in which science or chemistry is studied for its own sake it appears that there may be danger of excessive recognition of spe- cific sciences or chemistry a t the expense of broader humanistic studies which are vital to education and life. </p><p>6. In curricula where chemistry is fundamental to other subject matter there is danger that the appreciation of fundamental principles may be lost in the zeal for applications. </p><p>7. In cultural curricula leading to the bachelor's degree there is danger of the student failing to obtain the scientific viewpoint because of a more intense interest in humanistic studies. </p><p>F , , ' . , -- ' . , </p><p>, , . , . , ! 1 : . , , , , ' , , </p><p>Co5perative Scientific Survey of Secondary Research. A scientific survey of secondary education in England and the United States has been initiated by the Di- vision of Secondary Education of the University of Pennsylvania with the codperation of committees in both countries. The English committee, of which Dr. Cyril Nor- woad (Harrow) is chairman and Mr. C. W. Bailey (Holt School, Liverpool), secretary, met on March 9th. and in the light of information given by Prof. E. D. Grizzell, of Penn- sylvania, who is spending the year in England and has already accomplished much preliminary work, approved a scheme based on the selection of some fifty representative schools. Many of the problems confronting secondary education today are common to both countries, and this joint inquiry should prove helpful. The rapid growth since the war in the numbers of schools and pupils has been accompanied by the creation of new types of school and modifications of the old to meet changed conditions, and there has been an enormous amount of research and experimentation in this field, of which the joint survey will doubtless take cognizance. Of special interest a t the present time are the numerous important researches recently conducted under the auspices of the Iowa Research Conference on Commercial Education, the survey of secondary commercial education in Minnesota and other studies described in the re~art for 1927-28 of the United States Commissioner of Education, desimed to con- trtlmte to improvement of instruction in commercid departments of secondary, normal, and collcginte schools. - A'olure rl.ondon . 123, 476 (\Ich. 23. 1929,. </p></li></ul>

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