ERIC Number: ED249054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Science Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools.
Collette, Alfred T.; Chiappetta, Eugene L.
This 21-chapter methods textbook provides essential information, practical applications, and resource materials for prospective, beginning, and experienced science teachers, professional science educators, science coordinators, and science supervisors. Major topic areas addressed in the chapters include: the scientific enterprise and science teaching; implications of the science/technology/society relationship for science teaching; teaching strategies and classroom management; laboratory activities and facilities; classroom and laboratory safety; classroom demonstrations; science projects, science fairs, and field experiences; lecture, discussion, and recitation strategies; science and societal issues for discussion, inquiry, and values clarification; use of reading materials in science teaching; individualized science instruction; classroom management and discipline; directions and goals of science teaching; planning and teaching science lessons; unit planning; planning a science course; evaluation methods; constructing and administering science tests; the psychology of learning and teaching science; cognitive development and improving thinking; and professional growth. Included in appendices are lists of professional organizations and journals, science textbook and tradebook publishers, student and teacher periodicals, companies selling scientific equipment and supplies, sources of free and inexpensive materials, and science course improvement projects. Also included is a bibliography of professional and resource books for science teachers. (JN)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Development, Demonstrations (Educational), Elementary School Science, Evaluation Methods, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Development, Learning Processes, Middle Schools, Reading Materials, Safety, Science Education, Science Experiments, Science Instruction, Science Tests, Scientific Literacy, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods, Test Construction
The C.V. Mosby Company, 11830 Westline Industrial Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Science and Society