ERIC Number: ED347060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Developing and Supporting Teachers for Science Education in the Middle Years.
Loucks-Horsley, Susan; And Others
This document is part of a second set of reports that focus on science and mathematics education for young adolescents. It addresses the salient issues of improving middle grade science education, emphasizing the importance of the teacher as learner and facilitator. If overall improvement is indeed to occur, the various parts of the system must change, but they must change in an interrelated fashion that places teacher development at the center of the change effort. Chapters include: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Knowledge, Beliefs, and Skills of Middle Grade Science Teachers"; (4) "Organizational Context and Support"; (5) "Preparing Teachers for the Middle Grades"; and (6) "Summary and Conclusion." Lists of 81 references, the Teacher Development and Support Study Panel, and the Advisory Board Members are included. (CW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: NETWORK, Inc., Andover, MA.; Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Colorado Springs.; National Center for Improving Science Education, Andover, MA.
Note: For related documents, see ED 314 235, SE 051 821, and SE 052 044.