ERIC Number: ED254422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Science Framework Addendum for California Public Schools, Kindergarten and Grades One through Twelve.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Interstate Energy Conservation Leadership.; California State Board of Education, Sacramento.
This document augments and extends the 1978 "Science Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten and Grades One Through Twelve." It is designed to be used with the Framework in: (1) developing articulated kindergarten through twelfth grade science programs based on information in the Framework; (2) stimulating science teaching and learning at all levels, but especially in the elementary schools; (3) developing state and local assessment instruments in science; (4) integrating science with other curriculum areas; and (5) developing and selecting better textbooks and other instructional materials to support the teaching of science. It includes: a model of expectations for learners' achievement in science (addressing the knowledge, concepts, technological applications, ethical concerns, and processes students should learn in grades K-3, 3-6, 6-9, and 9-12); uses of the model (by grade level spans) for specific subject areas within the biological, physical, and earth sciences; discussions of ethical issues and electronic technology in the science classroom; suggestions for staff development programs to enhance science instruction; criteria for evaluating instructional materials; statement of the California State Board of Education's antidogmatism policy; and Education Code sections of special relevance to science educators. (JN)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Curriculum Development, Earth Science, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Instructional Material Evaluation, Physical Sciences, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, State Curriculum Guides
Publications Sales, California State Dept. of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802-0271 ($3.00 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Interstate Energy Conservation Leadership.; California State Board of Education, Sacramento.
Note: Prepared by the Science Curriculum Framework and Criteria Committee. Photographs may not reproduce well. For the original Science Framework document, see ED 164 358.