ERIC Number: ED328416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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The Practices of Teachers Who Develop Exemplary Science Programs.
Yager, Robert E.; Bonnstetter, Ronald J.
This document presents recommendations and generalizations from Project Synthesis, Educating Americans for the 21st Century, National Science Teacher Association Excellence Programs, and the Iowa Honors Workshop concerning the 861 teachers who were part of exemplary programs. Specific teaching strategies are listed that are associated with standard and exemplary teaching. Five proposed domains for science teaching and assessment include concepts, process, creativity, attitude, and connections and applications. Contrasts between student outcomes of classrooms taught by typical teachers and exemplary teachers are listed under each domain. Included are the results obtained when exemplary teachers assessed student growth in the five domains using a standard textbook format versus a science/technology/society (STS) framework. It was determined that teachers who use exemplary practices are able to stimulate growth in their students in all domains other than concept mastery to a far greater degree than when standard teaching practices are employed. Ten features of exemplary programs produced by exemplary teachers are listed. (KR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Identifiers: Educating Americans for the 21st Century; Iowa Honors Workshop; Project Synthesis; Project 2061 (AAAS)