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ERIC Number: ED064100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 12
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What Are Some Alternatives for Working Within a Regionally Adopted Science Framework?
Perkes, Victor A.
Alternatives for working within a regionally adopted framework for selecting an elementary school science program are considered in this paper. The alternatives are ranked on a scale from 0 to 5 in increasing levels of modifying a set instructional pattern: Level 0, typified by indifference to any consistent program in science; Level 1, a complete adherence to established conceptual scope, sequence, and instructional methods; Level 2, prescribed concepts and investigations are re-evaluated and re-structured against the pragmatism and parochialism of classroom experience; Level 3, prescribed conceptual systems and instructional strategies are evaluated against classroom experience and current conceptions of curriculum structure and cognitive development, involving, perhaps, the reordering of the conceptual sequence along a Gagnean hierarchy; Level 4, similar to Level 3, except having additional flexibility by the structure being used as a basis for selecting activities which have been shown to represent valid ways of involving children; and Level 5, choice is maximized by instructional decisions being based, in part, on the general tone of the adopted framework or criteria statement rather than a text's prescribed content or methodologies. (Author/PR)
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Note: Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Meeting, New York City, April 1972