ERIC Number: ED357954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
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Trends and Issues in Science Education.
Helgeson, Stanley L.
This keynote address reported on the current state of science education in three areas: curriculum development, attitudes toward science, and assessment in science. Three major projects in science curriculum reform were the focus of the section on curriculum development: (1) Project 2061; (2) Scope, Sequence, and Coordination; and (3) Earth Systems Education. Discussions of the projects included background information, project objectives, and a project description. The section on attitudes toward science discussed problems related to assessing attitudes, and provided guidelines for instrument development and establishing test validity. The section on assessment in science education reported recent studies and projects related to standardized tests, computer applications in assessment, and alternative assessment. A list of 55 references is included. (MDH)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Attitude Measures, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Integrated Curriculum, International Educational Exchange, Microcomputers, Program Descriptions, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Standardized Tests, Student Attitudes, Test Construction, Test Validity
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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