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Cohen, Herbert; Staley, Frederick – School Science and Mathematics, 1982
The view presented is that many elementary teachers do not understand the nature of science, how the skills are useful in everyday life, and of how science content is involved in many human endeavors. Integrating science with other disciplines is thought to have potential for improving the quality and quantity of science instruction. (MP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Troy, Thomas D.; Schwaab, Karl E. – School Science and Mathematics, 1981
Legal aspects of field trips are addressed, with special attention on planning and implementation aspects which warrant legal consideration. Suggestions are based on information obtained from studies which reviewed and analyzed court cases, with recommendations geared to lessen the likelihood that negligence suits will result if students sustain…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, Guidelines, Guides
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Juraschek, William – School Science and Mathematics, 1983
This discussion is primarily designed to increase teachers' awareness of Piaget's theory of cognitive development and implications for mathematics in the middle school. It is hoped such awareness will compel instructors to adopt strategies that help pupils gain more from mathematical experiences, by providing impetus for innovation and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Instruction