This study was initiated under the assumption that advanced science courses could be shown to detract from physics enrollments, thus establishing one possible cause of the continuously declining enrollments in physics in Iowa's Area Ten and nationwide. Initial work failing to support this relationship, a study of chemistry enrollments was added, chemistry enrollments being felt to be indicative of emphasis on science, with or without an advanced course. Information on enrollments in Area Ten was taken directly from teachers' responses to a questionnaire on such enrollments for 1969-70, received from all 43 public and seven parochial, private or special schools of Area Ten. Information on total nine-12 enrollments in Iowa schools was taken from the data collected for 1969-70 by the State Department of Public Instruction in Des Moines.
Iowa Science Teachers' Journal
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McQueen, Richard E.
"A Study of Physics, Chemistry and Advanced Science Enrollments in Iowa's Area Ten with Reference to Enrollment Patterns in the State of Iowa,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 9
, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol9/iss2/10