ERIC Number: ED256625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Science: A Maryland Curricular Framework.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
This document is designed to assist administrators and teachers in planning, developing, and implementing science programs in kindergarten through grade 12. It provides a philosophical foundation and curricular framework from which educators may construct comprehensive science education programs. The materials presented will aid local school systems in: planning local curricula; developing a local philosophy; defining a local set of goals and subgoals; developing a local scope and sequence; evaluating the extent that the goals and subgoals are contained in current curricular offerings; and identifying needed curricular content and instructional strategies. The document is organized in five major sections: (1) a consideration of philosophy, in which the nature of science is defined and its relationship with society, the learner, and the school curriculum is defined; (2) a list of five goals and their respective subgoals; (3) a list of behavioral statements which provide further definition for each subgoal; (4) illustrative objectives, showing how goals and subgoals may be treated at particular grade levels; and (5) a discussion of how to develop and use goals, subgoals, and objectives in the preparation of science scopes, sequences, and instructional units. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland