Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Educational Studies

First Advisor

Dr. George G. Mallinson

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


Chapter I

The Problem and Its Background

The Problem

The current era is called the Space Age -- a time of phenomenal scientific progress. Accordingly, improvements in science programs at all levels of education are being urged and promoted on all sides. Federal grants are offered to motivate science teachers to improve their training; federal funds are available to aid school systems in the purchase of scientific equipment; and capable high-school and college students are urged to choose careers in the sciences.