ERIC Number: ED164358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Science Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten and Grades One Through Twelve.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Curriculum Services.
In this framework, emphasis is placed on ways school personnel can change science instruction and motivate student interest more effectively. The document is organized into four chapters and six appendices. Chapter one discusses the acquisition and organization of knowledge in respect to developing broad generalizations and concepts. It defines what science is and how it can be applied to the learner, curriculum, and society. Chapter two provides information from research and suggests strategies for changing the science curriculum and designing new programs. Chapter three suggests four broad goals of science education for kindergarten through grade twelve. These goals fall into four areas: (1) attitude; (2) thinking processes; (3) skills; and (4) knowledge. Terminal objectives, examples of learner behavior, and the appropriate grade levels where the behavior is likely to be observed are categorized. Chapter four describes the components of a good learning environment and suggests instructional strategies that can be used to achieve these goals. (Author/BB)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Instruction, Science Education, Secondary School Science, State Curriculum Guides, Systems Approach
California State Dept. of Education, 721 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814 (no price quoted)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Curriculum Services.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to copyright restrictions; Photographs may not reproduce well; For related document, see ED 052 972