ERIC Number: ED331703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Elementary School Science for the '90s.
Loucks-Horsley, Susan; And Others
Good elementary school science engages children in wonder and the study of the natural world. It makes links to technology and gives children the opportunity to explore how things work firsthand through activities and experiences with a wide variety of materials. This book was written for decision makers. While some of these decision makers hold official titles such as science supervisor, other administrators, curriculum coordinators, and teachers are intended to be included. The purpose of this book is to help answer the questions of where to start, and what needs to be done to improve science education in the elementary school. It is organized according to the 13 findings of the National Center for Improving Science Education. Topics covered include curriculum, instruction, assessment, and teacher development and support. Appendices include a general reference list for science leaders, and a list of science resources in the United States. (CW)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Inservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Materials, Science Teachers
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 North Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1403 (ASCD Stock No. 611-90119, $13.95).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Improving Science Education, Washington, DC.