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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1933. Department of Secondary Education.


Copyright 1933, the author. Used by permission.


The purpose of this investigation is to determine trends in the teaching of high school chemistry during the years 1924 to 1932, inclusive, as reflected in the Journal of Chemical Education.

Presently, there is not a study available which gives, for the secondary school, a complete and detailed inventory of proposed objectives, methods, materials and devices in the field of chemistry.Therefore, in this report, a new combination of existing materials will be presented.Current trends will be classified.In so far as the findings are conclusive, they will form a background against which the teacher of chemistry can project his philosophy of teaching.The combined ideas of teachers of chemistry from schools at large will be presented.The result will have the strength that comes from the pooling of expert knowledge and varied experience.The methods by which these teachers are presenting the subject of chemistry will be determined, the objectives they expect to attain, and the materials and devices.

Advisor:Harlan C. Koch