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Master's Theses

1961

Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology

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Introducing Aquatic Ecology To Ninth Graders, Sutton Jul 1961

Introducing Aquatic Ecology To Ninth Graders, Sutton

Master's Theses

Chapter I

Introduction

In discussing the basis for teaching high school biology, Van Deventer1 states, "...the present typical course in high school biology serves adequately neither the terminal student nor the college entrance student." He holds that today's courses present watered-down versions of college courses to the student before the intelligence of the student has matured enough to grasp such subject matter. As a result there is very little carry-over value from such courses, and the students may even develop a dislike for biology. This study constitutes an effort to understand these problems and to devise ways of ...