ERIC Number: ED359031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Science Education: Schools Pushed To Broaden Access, Overhaul Practice.
O'Neil, John, Ed.
ASCD Curriculum Update, Sep 1992
This newsletter issue focuses on the issue of recommended instructional and curriculum changes that are part of the current reforms in science education. The issue is composed of four articles. The first article, "Science Education: Schools Pushed To Broaden Access, Overhaul Practice," discusses the call for a science curriculum that prepares scientists and graduates to be functional members of society. The second article, "NSTA Plan Presses Science for all Students, Every Year," discusses the National Science Teacher Association's Scope, Sequence, and Coordination program that seeks to change the present modes of organizing and teaching science content. The third article, "Project 2061: Mapping the Long Path to Science Reform," examines the phases of change, proposed curriculum models, and some results of Project 2061, the reform effort of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The fourth article, "National Science Standards Will Align Change, Experts Hope," discusses development and implementation of the National Research Council's project to establish science standards in the areas of curriculum, teaching, and assessment. (MDH)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Evaluation Methods, Improvement Programs, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Models, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.