A Historical Analysis of the Curriculum of Organic Chemistry Using ACS Exams as ArtifactsJournal of Chemical Education
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AbstractStandardized 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.
Copyright OwnerAmerican Chemical Society
Citation InformationJeffrey 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
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