ERIC Number: ED273461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: 0
How Is Intermediate Life Science Taught? A Guidebook for Teachers of Life Science at the Intermediate Level. Intermediate Life Science Study Series, Volume II.
Mitman, Alexis L.; And Others
Designed to provide teachers with new knowledge about the goals of science instruction and practical recommendations for instructional practice, this second of a three part series of guidebooks describes recent findings about intermediate science instruction with particular attention given to how teachers spontaneously use scientific literacy in their classes. Descriptions are drawn largely from the International Life Science Study (ILSS) which was conducted in 11 seventh grade life science classes. Observations and findings are reported about: (1) how time was used for different class activities (indicating the average percent of time devoted to major class activities); (2) how time was used for scientific literacy (examining how the five components of scientific literacy were used in the class activities of recitation and seatwork); (3) the way in which teachers use scientific literacy (presenting an example of how a teacher talked about the social historical context and societal impact of science); and (4) implications for increasing teachers' use of scientific literacy (discussing factors that may contribute to teachers' generally low use of scientific literacy). An appendix contains training notes and materials for overhead reproduction. (ML)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Note: For Volume I, see SE 046 920; For Volume III, see SE 046 922.