ERIC Number: ED314235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Developing and Supporting Teachers for Elementary School Science Education.
Loucks-Horsley, Susan; And Others
This report describes the kinds of preparation and continual staff development elementary school teachers need to help them acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to foster science learning. In addition, the conditions and support needed to create an environment where good science teaching can flourish are discussed. Chapters included are: (1) "Introduction" (discussing the settings for science teaching and teacher knowledge and skills); (2) "Teacher Development" (discussing early, middle, and later phases); (3) "Organizational Structures and Support" (describing clear purposes and outcomes, resources and allocation, conception of staff development, organizational norms, involvement in decision making, and leadership and support); and (4) "Recommendations" (containing 11 suggestions for the local, state, or national level). (YP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: NETWORK, Inc., Andover, MA.; National Center for Improving Science Education, Andover, MA.; Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Boulder, CO.
Note: For related reports, see SE 050 680-681.