ERIC Number: ED356144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Science Education in the Nation. State of the Scene.
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
This general overview of science education in the nation is intended to provide some basic information to those who are new to science education reform. It should also give those who have been active in science education additional information and perspective on the problems faced, prospects for involvement, and an indication of some of the efforts under way to reform the teaching and learning of science. This document presents statistics that depict the state of the nation's science education and discusses 19 developmental issues concerning science education. The document also contains the following sections: Glossary of Selected Terms, Key Acronyms in Science Education, Resources for Science Education, Characteristics of Good Curricula, Model Programs and Projects, Key Contact Directory, and Selected Bibliography containing over 100 references. (PR)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Note: Prepared for "Prologue to Action: Life Sciences Education and Science Literacy," a Public Health Service National Conference (Columbus, OH, June 16-18, 1991).