ERIC Number: ED306930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov-22
Reference Count: N/A
Advances in Biological Science.
Oppenheimer, Steven B.
The Advances in Biological Sciences program at California State University described in this report has provided 160 high school, junior high, and fifth and sixth grade science teachers with lectures, laboratories, lesson planning, and implementation guidance in forefront biology over the past 3 years. Over 200 program lessons have been incorporated into local classrooms, and dissemination has taken place locally through teacher inservice and nationally through five journal articles and conferences. Program materials are used in about 25 states. Lessons have been incorporated into the Curriculum Guides for Biology and Life Science published by the Los Angeles Unified School District. The program consists of lecture-discussion-lecture planning sessions held throughout the school year and a summer laboratory program. A key to the success of this program is the ability of the research scientists to convey forefront concepts to teachers in an exciting and easily understandable way. All presenters are active researchers and most are winners of teaching awards. Utilization of a Nobel laureate in the program provides great inspiration to the teachers. Copies of related articles by the author are appended. Contains 22 references. (Author/SM)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Biology, College School Cooperation, Elementary School Teachers, Excellence in Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Models, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, Secondary School Teachers, Shared Resources and Services, Staff Development, State Universities, Teacher Improvement, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Northridge.; California State Univ., Los Angeles.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.