ERIC Number: ED258843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Science Curriculum in Washington Schools.
Duxbury, Alyn, Ed.
This document contains guidelines for science curriculum in Washington State schools. Statements of philosophy and program goals are presented and explained. Four major program goals (which address societal demands) operationally describe science education toward the learning of: (1) factual and theoretical knowledge; (2) applied science skills; (3) critical thinking skills; and (4) values and attitudes affecting science, the individual, and society. Learner outcomes which develop the content and intent of science education are given for the primary level (grades K-3), intermediate level (grades 4-6), Junior High/Middle School (grades 6-9), and high school (grades 9-12). Each learner outcome division includes: (1) a major program goal; (2) general objective; (3) specific learner outcome; (4) grade level; (5) instructional implications; (6) relationship between implications and outcomes; (7) content area implications; and (8) content or process related examples. Three appendices contain descriptions of science process skills, lists of resources (with addresses), and explanations of the nature and language of science (concepts, theory, and law). These guidelines are designed to be used as an information base for science program development or for analysis of existing programs. The position is given that continuing efforts be made to provide equal opportunities for every student. Suggestions are also given for instruction of limited English proficient students. (ML)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Physics, Process Education, Program Development, Resource Materials, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Secondary School Science, Skill Development
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia, WA. Div. of Instructional Programs and Services.
Identifiers - Location: Washington