The National Science Foundation has stimulated much thought, analysis and assessment concerning the discipline of science education. The three status studies of K-12 science education have attracted national attention and study (Helgeson, 1978; Stake & Easley, 1978; Weiss, 1978). Nine professional groups have had committees analyze the results of these studies from the perspective of their respective memberships. The National Science Foundation also awarded another large research grant to the University of Colorado called Project Synthesis. This project, under the direction of Norris Harms, has attempted to synthesize the status study reports and the recent data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress into a comprehensive report that can be used to chart the future for science education (Harms, 1977).
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1981 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Gerlovich, Jack and Yager, Robert
"Comparison of Perceptions of Major Problems in Science Education,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 18
, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol18/iss1/12