ERIC Number: ED314237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Science and Technology Education for the Elementary Years: Frameworks for Curriculum and Instruction.
Bybee, Rodger W.; And Others
This report is a policy statement for science curriculum and instruction in elementary schools. It describes a set of organizing principles that incorporate what science ought to be taught, and a learning sequence that illustrates how more "hand-on, minds-on" science can become more prevalent in our schools. Chapters included are: (1) "Introduction" (discussing the current situation in science classrooms and the frameworks for curriculum and instruction); (2) "A Conception of Science and Technology"; (3) "The Goals and Rationale"; (4) "A Framework for Curriculum" (describing the organizing concepts, attitudes, skills and topics); (5) "A Framework for Instruction" (describing assumptions about student learning, teacher role, teaching model, and teacher development); (6)"Educational Environment" (including facilities, materials, instructional technology, and classroom management); and (7) "Conclusions." Seven National Science Foundation programs for elementary schools and five exemplary science education programs in the National Diffusion Network are summarized in the appendices. (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 050 679-680.