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Title:A foundational approach to high school introductory chemistry
Author(s):Carson, Robert Neidermark
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Tozer, Steven E.
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Sciences
Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Education, Philosophy of
Abstract:This dissertation is intended to defend a unique approach to chemistry instruction and to represent key selections from a proposed chemistry text. This proposed text is part of a whole introductory chemistry curriculum intended to contextualize the study of chemistry against its larger historical, social, cultural, and scientific background, using strategic integration of subject matter from other academic disciplines. The text is designed to provide an extensive introduction to the science of chemistry by means of historical narratives, written in dialogue form.
In defending this approach, a theoretical framework is offered, based in part upon John Dewey's concept of experience. While an entire chemistry curriculum is beyond the scope of this project, sufficient portions are provided to permit a reasonably complete representation of the whole curriculum as it has been envisioned.
Issue Date:1991
Rights Information:Copyright 1991 Carson, Robert Neidermark
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9136562
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9136562

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