Earth science has had a phenomenal growth or rebirth in the public schools of Iowa. There were 7 districts teaching earth science in 1960. Five years later there were 53 districts in which earth science was being taught. This is an increase in five years of 657.l %. In September of 1965 there were 82 districts offering the course. This was a 54.7% increase in one year. Included tables about earth science classes and teachers in Iowa public schools for the two years of 1964-1965 and 1965-1966 makes a comparison of the following: (1) undergraduate majors of teachers, (2) graduate majors of teachers, (3) grade level at which the course is taught, (4) size of classes, (5) total semester hours of teacher's college credit, (6) highest degree held by teacher, (7) tenure of teacher in present position, (8) total years experience of teachers, (9) salaries of teachers, (10) age of teachers, and (11) sex and marital status of teachers.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 1966 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Schirner, Siles W.
"Continued Study of the Growth of Earth Science Offerings in Iowa Secondary Schools,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 73:
, Article 50.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol73/iss1/50