ERIC Number: ED215865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Curriculum Development in Science.
LaSalle, Donald; And Others
Intended for use by local school districts, this guide provides assistance to curriculum planners, members of boards of education, administrators, supervisors, classroom teachers, and others involved in and concerned about the development of science curriculum for elementary and secondary education. It is designed to assist in: (1) establishing goals and objectives; (2) developing procedures related to, for example, the selection of content, evaluation, special needs of students, and staff development; and (3) improving and maintaining ongoing science programs. Eleven steps for developing local science curriculum guides are outlined in section one. Major topics discussed in other sections include: philosophy, goals and objectives; K-12 science programs; content, skills, and attitudes; science for students with special needs; facilities; safety; instructional materials; science programs and the community; evaluation; and staff development. Examples are given to clarify discussion. Eighteen appendices provide further information such as statewide goals for education, legislation, lists of science curriculum guides, field tripsites and other information for Connecticut personnel. (DC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education.