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A Historical Analysis of the Curriculum of Organic Chemistry Using ACS Exams as Artifacts
Journal of Chemical Education
  • Jeffrey R. Raker, Iowa State University
  • Thomas Holme, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2013
DOI
10.1021/ed400327b
Abstract
Standardized examinations, such as those developed and disseminated by the ACS Examinations Institute, are artifacts of the teaching of a course and over time may provide a historical perspective on how curricula have changed and evolved. This study investigated changes in organic chemistry curricula across a 60-year period by evaluating 18 ACS Organic Chemistry Exams through the lenses of problem-type, visualization use, content covered, and percentile rankings. For all lenses, the early 1970s emerged as a focal point for change and stabilization of the organic chemistry curricula.
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Reprinted (adapted) with permission from J. Chem. Educ., 2013, 90 (11), pp 1437–1442. Copyright 2014 American Chemical Society.

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American Chemical Society
Language
en
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application/pdf
Citation Information
Jeffrey R. Raker and Thomas Holme. "A Historical Analysis of the Curriculum of Organic Chemistry Using ACS Exams as Artifacts" Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 90 Iss. 11 (2013) p. 1437 - 1442
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/thomas_holme/6/