ERIC Number: ED309956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
New Dimensions in Science Education.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Inservice Education.
The United States of America is a society dependent upon science and technology. This will be even more evident in the 21st century, when many jobs will exist in fields not yet developed. Decisions relating to yet unknown data will need to be made. The individual will need to be scientifically and technologically literate to be able to relate to the home, the workplace, and the global community. To provide quality education in preparation for the future, the Ohio Department of Education continues to believe that science education is an important priority for our students. A quality science program that develops in students the skills and tools to meet the challenges of the future must be provided. This publication provides school district personnel with current information, creative ideas, and suggested procedures for planning and implementing improved science education programs. The document discusses problems and issues in science education; scientific literacy; effective science program characteristics, design, development, and implementation; and science program goals. A list of scientific thinking and process skills, and a science program self-appraisal instrument are appended. (CW)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Process Education, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Secondary School Science, Teacher Education
Ohio Department of Education, Division of Inservice Education, 65 South Front Street, Room 1013, Columbus, Ohio 43266-0308 (free while supply lasts).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Inservice Education.