Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology


Educational Studies

First Advisor

Dr. George G. Mallinson

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


Chapter I

The Problem and Its Background

The Objectives of the Teaching of Science

The place of science education in the program of the secondary school has long been justified. Hence, recent committees have not dealt with the need for science courses, but, rather, have devoted their efforts toward establishing feasible objectives for the teaching of science, and toward developing curricula and courses of study that would meet these objectives. Among these various committees are two that have exerted great influence in developing feasible objectives for science teaching, and in suggesting curricula and courses of study.


From 1939 to the early 1950's, Western offered graduate courses in Kalamazoo in conjunction with the University of Michigan. All degrees were awarded by the University of Michigan.