ERIC Number: ED357964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Core Course Proficiencies: Science.
New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of General Academic Education.
The Core Course Proficiency initiative in the State of New Jersey is an outgrowth of the recommendations from two study panels convened to review and revise high school graduation requirements and to consider the need for and impact of establishing a common core of knowledge and skills in specified high school courses. This document presents the core proficiencies identified for the following six science courses: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science. The introduction provides the rationale and purpose for the document, identifies thinking skills for science instruction, and discusses the need for laboratory and career experiences in science instruction. Six sections present the proficiencies in the six science courses. Each section provides an overview of the proficiencies in that subject and then lists the proficiencies by content within the subject area. (MDH)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Competency Based Education, Core Curriculum, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Earth Science, Hands on Science, High Schools, Laboratory Safety, Minimum Competencies, Physical Sciences, Physics, Science Education, Science Instruction, State Standards, Thinking Skills
New Jersey State Department of Education, 225 West State Street, CN 500, Trenton, NJ 08625.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of General Academic Education.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey