ERIC Number: ED342676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
The High Stakes of High School Science.
National Center for Improving Science Education, Washington, DC.
This report is one of a series produced by the National Center for Improving Science Education. The Center synthesizes and translates the findings, recommendations, and perspectives embodied in recent and forthcoming studies and reports in order to develop practical resources for policymakers and practitioners. Toward achieving the High School Panel's vision for a high school science education that provides all students with an opportunity for in-depth engagement with science, the Center presents a consistent and coherent blueprint addressing four aspects of science education: program; assessment; teaching; and teacher and organizational development. To meet the goals for program, assessment, teaching, and teachers, this report contains: (1) recommendations to guide program and policy development; (2) principles for course design, assessment reform, research-based teaching, teacher enhancement, and organizational restructuring; and (3) vignettes that illustrate how teachers and administrators can address practical and intellectual challenges they will face in implementing change. This document contains 75 references. (KR)
Descriptors: Course Selection (Students), Educational Change, Evaluation, Females, High Schools, Minority Groups, Noncollege Bound Students, Professional Development, Program Design, Science and Society, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Scientific Literacy, Secondary Education, Sex Differences, Teacher Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; 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.
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