ERIC Number: ED306114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Developing Science Curricula.
Blood, David; Zalewski, Leon J.
Research studies have indicated the role curriculum plays in the crisis confronting science education. Many states have begun to reorganize and evaluate their science curricula for a more coherent and improved educational program. Curricular changes have traditionally included teacher input through a local school district committee. Information gathered for this paper originated from such committees. One problem encountered by most school districts in Illinois is that of developing science objectives from goals which can be assessed with local or standardized instruments. Sample objectives provided by the state board are organized into four goals: (1) knowledge and vocabulary; (2) science, technology, society; (3) scientific enterprise; and (4) science processes. From these goals local science objectives were developed and in each case more objectives were written for goal 1 than any other goal. Additional analyses and implications are cited. (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (62nd, San Francisco, CA, March 30-April 1, 1989).