ERIC Number: ED247148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Research Within Reach: Science Education. A Research-Guided Response to the Concerns of Educators.
Holdzkom, David, Ed.; Lutz, Pamela B., Ed.
This document consists of four sections. The first section includes two chapters which discuss the curriculum development projects of the 1960s and the goals of science education. The second section includes chapters which provide information about instructional strategies and systems, evaluation, the integration of science and other school subjects, and microcomputers. Chapters in the third section focus on how science education is influenced by the values, goals, and norms of the school, home, and community and indicate that these values and goals also influence the education of science teachers. Each chapter begins with one or more questions posed by a teacher and is followed by a discussion of research and practice related to the question(s) with examples and implications for teachers and classrooms, a summary, and a list of references. The two chapters in the fourth section do not follow the format of other chapters; they are "perspective" papers which examine: (1) the characteristics associated with science and scientists and how these characteristics relate to science learners, and (2) recent research by cognitive psychologists. The methodology used to generate the questions for this study and a master bibliography of all references cited are included. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Higher Education, Learning, Microcomputers, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Identifiers: Cognitive Psychology; Science Education Research
Note: Draft. Produced by the Research and Development Interpretation Service.