The University of Arkansas at Monticello's 1985 Summer Science Institute was created to improve competence in science among on-the-job upper elementary school teachers (grades 4-6) in southeast Arkansas. Students received three weeks of solid introductory coursework in botany, chemistry, and geology. However, deficiencies in public school science education are extensive and deeply rooted and will not be seriously addressed by anything less than radical changes in teacher training and certification policies.
"University of Arkansas at Monticello's 1985 Summer Science Institute: A Report and an Opinion,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 40
, Article 24.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol40/iss1/24