ERIC Number: ED054929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Elementary Scool Sieens, Giedliens for the Seventis (Elementary School Science, Guidelines for the Seventies).
Showalter, Victor M.
Policy statements are made to assist groups of teachers in making a self-study of their elementary science programs in light of new ideas and developments. Suggestions include: stating explicit and concrete objectives; selecting instructional materials to give students a first-hand experience to maximize opportunities for them to ask questions, gather data, make interpretations of data, and then formulate reasoned answers to their questions; instructing teachers in writing student-centered objectives; acquainting teachers with new program materials; allocating time for science instruction on a regular basis; having administrators make materials available to teachers; making provision for help by teacher aides; providing leadership and encouragement to teachers in trying new approaches to science instruction; and evaluating learning in direct relation to the objectives established. Many bibliographical references are given to facilitate understanding and to give examples of suggestions made. (JG)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Behavioral Objectives, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Science, Instructional Materials, Science Education, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
ERIC Information Analysis Center for Science and Mathematics Education, 1460 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43221 (on loan)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Council of America, Cleveland, OH.
Note: ERC Papers in Science Education Number 16