Campus Units

Chemistry

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2013

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Chemical Education

Volume

90

Issue

11

First Page

1437

Last Page

1442

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.

Comments

Reprinted (adapted) with permission from J. Chem. Educ., 2013, 90 (11), pp 1437–1442. Copyright 2014 American Chemical Society.

Copyright Owner

American Chemical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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