ERIC Number: ED357957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Update Project 2061: Education for a Changing Future.
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.
Project 2061 was initiated in 1985 with the goal of making Americans science literate. This report presents an update on the progress of Project 2061 and supplements the book "Science for All Americans" (SFAA). In the section of this report entitled "Background" is a brief overview of the project, an outline of purposes and attributes, and a summary of the content of SFAA. The second part of this report, "Work in Progress," describes how the six school-based design teams are going about their work, and what the chief products of this research and development phase of the work will be. The third part of this report, "In the Meantime," suggests steps that educators can take right away to foster reform that is in harmony with the philosophy of Project 2061. These include making science teaching consistent with the nature of scientific inquiry, reflect scientific values, and counteract learning anxieties. In addition, science teaching should extend beyond the school and teaching should take its time. (PR)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Literature Reviews, National Programs, Research and Development, Research Reports, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Literacy, Secondary School Science, Teacher Education
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Inc., 1333 H Street N.W., Washington, DC 20005.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.