ERIC Number: ED360175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
National Science Education Standards: An Enhanced Sampler. A Working Paper of the National Committee on Science Education Standards and Assessment.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.
The National Research Council is coordinating the development of national standards for science education in grades K through 12. By the fall of 1994, National Science Education Standards will be completed and published. The standards will contain narrative descriptions of what all students should be able to do to engage and understand the natural world. The standards will address science curriculum, teaching, and assessment and will represent the consensus of teachers and other science educators, scientists, and the general public. The following chapters are included; (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Taking Up the Challenge"; (3) "A Framework for the Content Standards"; (4) "Fundamental Understandings and Prototype Standards for the Physical Sciences"; (5) "Fundamental Understandings for the Life Sciences"; (6) "Nature of Science"; (7) "Application of Science"; and (8) "Context of Science." (PR)
Descriptors: Biology, Decision Making, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Inquiry, Learning Theories, Physical Sciences, Problem Solving, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science History, Science Teachers, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Secondary School Science, Standards, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.