EurekaMag
+ Translate
+ Most Popular
Gaucher's disease;thirty-two years experience at Siriraj Hospital
A study of Macrobathra Meyrick from China (Lepidoptera, Cosmopterigidae)
First occurrence in ores of tetragonal chalcocite
Effects of trace element nutrition on sleep patterns in adult women
N.Z. range management guidelines. 2. Design of grazing management systems for tussock country
A case of lipoma of the esophagus
A revision of world Acanthosomatidae (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae): keys to and descriptions of subfamilies, tribes and genera, with designation of types
Life history of the coronate scyphozoan Linuche unguiculata (Swartz, 1788)
Perceptual restoration of obliterated sounds
Mutagenicity studies on two chromium(III) coordination compounds
The formation of the skeleton. I. Growth of a long bone. 1st appearance of a center of calcification
Leucopenia and abnormal liver function in travellers on malaria chemoprophylaxis
The joint commission: four key root causes loom large in sentinel event data
Treatment of vitiligo with topical 15% lactic acid solution in combination with ultra violet-A
Behaviour of dairy cows within three hours after feed supply: I. Influence of housing type and time elapsing after feed supply
Observations of the propagation velocity and formation mechanism of burst fractures caused by gunshot
Management and control of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Lebanon: results from the International Diabetes Management Practices Study (IDMPS)
The diet composition and nutritional knowledge of patients with anorexia nervosa
Physoporella croatica Herak, 1958 of the Slovak karst Anisian (Slovakia, the West Carpathians Mts.)
Bright lights, big noise. How effective are vehicle warning systems?
Ein Plesiosaurier-Rest mit Magensteinen aus mittlerem Lias von Quedlinburg
Incidence of Chlamydia trachomatis in patients with sterility
Monster soup: the microscope and Victorian fantasy
Preliminary tests with residual sprays against poultry lice
Duration of the life of plants in phylogeny

Functional versus classical biology and the placement of biology in the high school curriculum


Functional versus classical biology and the placement of biology in the high school curriculum



Virginia Journal of Science 13(4): 309



ISSN/ISBN: 0042-658X

Abstract. Recent events have caused us to re-examine our instruction in the sciences. Exposed weaknesses are being subjected to remedial efforts. High school science instruction has two objectives of equal importance: to identify and stimulate the development of the potential scientist, and to acquaint all others with the nature and concepts of science in order to provide an environment in which science will progress. A serious division has developed in biology. The traditional biology teacher emphasizes classification and structure, whereas the modern biologist emphasizes the physico-chemical attributes of life. As a result the former may require rote learning of static details; the latter may fail to extrapolate from cellular minutiae to the level of the organism. The following measures are recommended to reduce the gap between these extremes: The adoption of more stringent requirements for teacher preparation and re-eduction, modernization of facilities and procedures, minimizing of fact -learning by teaching concepts supported by enough detail to lend vitality, articulation of high school biology with modernized programs of science in junior high and elementary schools.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 024723243

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

Related references

A Comparison of Traditional High School Biology Courses and the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study Program of Courses. An Evaluation of High School and University Biology Instruction 1960-1966. Bioscience 17(5): 315-324, 1967

Biology First: A History of the Grade Placement of High School Biology. American Biology Teacher 68(7): E86-E90, 2006

Partnerships in teaching science Experiences of a high school Advanced Placement Biology Course and a college Cell Biology research lab. Molecular Biology of the Cell 7(Suppl ): 164A, 1996

Reviews : Biology An Environmental Approach: (Series of five books) Biological Sciences Curriculum Study Group, University of Colorado, Adapted from 'High School Biology'. Published in UK by John Murray. Illustrated. Health Education Journal 32(2): 58-59, 1973

An Enrichment Approach to the Summer School Curriculum: Field Biology for High School Students. American Biology Teacher 28(5): 394-396, 1966

An Evaluation of the Newer University Biology Core Curriculum from the Professional Viewpoint and Implications for Secondary Schools. An Evaluation of High School and University Biology Instruction 1960-1966. Bioscience 17(10): 703-707, 1967

The status of the high school biology curriculum. American Journal of Botany 80(6 Suppl): 190, 1993

Biotechnology in the High School Biology Curriculum: The Future Is Here!. American Biology Teacher 56(8): 460-464, 1994

A Minimum Core Curriculum for Introductory High School Biology. American Biology Teacher 53(7): 400-403, 1991

Primary literature as a basis for a high-school biology curriculum. Journal of Biological Education 35(4): 190-195, 2001

DNA analysis laboratory for college and advanced high school biology curriculum. Molecular Biology of the Cell 6(Suppl ): 112A, 1995

Integrating Computer/Multimedia Technology in a High School Biology Curriculum. American Biology Teacher 57(8): 511-520, 1995

A new biology curriculum framework model for high school and college courses. American Journal of Botany 79(6 Suppl): 176, 1992

Biology in Bytes & Pieces: Integrating Biotechnology into a High School Curriculum. American Biology Teacher 60(5): 328-334, 1998

Performance Assessment of a Standards-Based High School Biology Curriculum. American Biology Teacher 63(5): 310-316, 2001