ERIC Number: ED039204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Preservice Science Education of Elementary School Teachers: Guidelines, Standards, and Recommendations for Research and Development.
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC. Commission on Science Education.
This report, which is the outcome of a joint project of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, considers ways in which science teaching in elementary schools could be improved. It is addressed to scientists, professors of education, college deans, and staff members concerned with teacher education, and describes the skills which teachers will need to teach modern science at the elementary level, the necessary revision of college science courses and the reordering of the professional educational sequence. Nine guidelines are discussed in detail, covering scientific inquiry, attitudes towards science, processes of science, scientific knowledge, continuous learning, instruction, relations with children, relations with other teachers and the administration, and relations with the community. Five standards for teacher education institutions deal with shared responsibility for preservice education, qualified scientific teaching staff, the essentials of the curriculum, individualized instruction, and the provision of adequate facilities and materials. (MBM)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Curriculum, Science Teachers, Teacher Education Curriculum
American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1515 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (AAAS miscellaneous publication 70-5)
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Authoring Institution: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC. Commission on Science Education.