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American Agenda (Education: Science) #113511

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 21, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) American high school students noted ill-prepared in science. Report introduced.

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Ron Claiborne) American's scientific illiteracy featured; details given of the problem with the way in which science is currently taught in schools; exs. given of science questions posed to Americans [Association Advancement of Science Dr. James RUTHERFORD - discusses general scientific/technological questions.] Teaching methods of high school science teacher in Wilmington, DE, explained, shown. [STUDENT, teacher Jean HARTER - discuss performing experiments.] Hands-on education at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Franklin Institution and teacher training program explained, shown. [In elem. school, TEACHER - instructs about science project.] Reasons for decline in teaching science through experiments detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) No. of visitors to Franklin Institution noted.

Claiborne, Ron;
Jennings, Peter

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