ERIC Number: ED245916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Conditions for Good Science Teaching.
Showalter, Victor M., Ed.
This document outlines and discusses 67 minimum standards for good science teaching in elementary, middle/junior high, and senior high schools. The standards are presented in three sections. The first section (resources for learning) considers science spaces/places (laboratories, classrooms, individual study), science learning materials, science programs, and science teachers. The second section (conditions of instruction) focuses on teaching assignments, working space, services, and budgets. The third section (professional growth) addresses standards related to the professional library, continuous learning, and professional recognition and incentive. Each standard and related discussion is designated by one or more school level codes (ES for elementary school; MS for middle/junior high school; HS for high school) and a number (from 1 to 67). These numbers are a marking system, not a ranking of importance. In addition, the numbers appear in duplicate or triplicate if items have been tailored to a specific school level. Selected standards include conducting an annual verified safety check of laboratories and providing: (1) a student-teacher conference area; (2) 150 minutes per week of science learning activities at the elementary level; and (3) full audiovisual capability, facilities for conducting scientific demonstrations, and access to a computer. (JN)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Professional Recognition, Science Education, Science Facilities, Science Instruction, Science Programs, Science Teachers, Secondary School Science, Standards
National Science Teachers Association, 1742 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Supersedes ED 052 930.