CONTENTS:- Preface; Inquisition versus inquiry; Language in Use; doing science with handicapped students; Management and control-some social-psychological factors; Task analysis: One basis for decision; Evaluation; Which knowers are we to trust?;
Teaching science in class rooms is a very interesting exercise. Traditionally, the relation of teacher to student has been as the kikuyu boy described it-the teacher asks, and the student answers. Aschner calls teachers professional question askers. They may ask 2.000 questions or more a week. In modern elementary science programmes, where students are supposed to be getting practice at inquiry, a study of 300 tape recording indicated that students actually ask very few questions. This has to be improved.